Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital (EMFLH) has earned reaccreditation from The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The reaccreditation recognizes EMFLH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey on October 23. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated EMFLH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations.
“Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital is pleased to again receive reaccreditation from The Joint Commission,” said Ina Glass, administrator, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital. “All of our Associates continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.
To learn more about Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital, visit www.fortloganhospital.org.