STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Hospital has once again been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The accreditation by the Joint Commission is good for three years, and follows a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey of the hospital’s operations in October 2015.
“We are extremely proud to receive such a prestigious honor from The Joint Commission,” said Kathleen Silard, RN, BSN, MS, FACHE, executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer. “This follows our recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in November, further supporting the deep commitment of our staff and the organization to ensuring high-quality care and the best possible patient outcomes.”
During the recent review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews. The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from the Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period.
In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program. There is more information about quality initiatives and patient safety programs on Stamford Hospital’s Safety and Quality web page.
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