Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
During a rigorous onsite review this January, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, healthcare-associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. They surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“We are proud to once again receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said CRMC’s Chief Executive Officer Amy Hart. “Our lab team works together on these important safety measures to provide the safest care for our community. Their emphasis on quality leads to reliable test results which are essential in assuring excellence in patient care.”
The Joint Commission’s laboratory 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 organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. More than 1,500 organizations currently maintain Laboratory Services Accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a two-year cycle.
For more information, visit www.jointcommission.org.