Coshocton, OH (Dec. 8, 2015) – Coshocton County Memorial Hospital today announced that it has earned 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.
Coshocton Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in
August 2015. During the 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.
“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,” said
Mark G. Pelletier, RN, M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation
and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition,
our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk
reduction strategies. We commend Coshocton Hospital for its efforts to
become a quality improvement organization.”
“We are pleased to receive this tri-annual re-accreditation from
The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and
accrediting body in the nation,” added Stephanie Conn, RN, BSN,
MSN, chief nursing officer, Coshocton Hospital. “Staff from across
our organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches
that have the potential to improve care for the people of our communities.”
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.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health
care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating
health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe
and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission
accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs
in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint
Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting
and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission
About Coshocton County Memorial Hospital
Coshocton Hospital is a 56-bed hospital in Coshocton, Ohio, providing
24-hour emergency and acute care services with a network of hospital-based
physician clinics serving the health care needs of Coshocton and surrounding
counties. For more information, visit www.ccmh.com.