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Hi-Desert Medical Center receives re-accreditation from The Joint Commission
January 27, 2011
Hi-Desert Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals.  The accreditation award recognizes HDMC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
The healthcare District underwent a rigorous unannounced, on-site survey last September.  A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the District for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Hi-Desert Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission.  "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Hi-Desert Medical Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."
   "With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down.  Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence," says Lionel "Chad" Chadwick, CEO.  "Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide."
   The Joint Commission's hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals.  The standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
   Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.  The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.  An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.