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MOBILE, Ala - USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital was recently accredited again by The Joint Commission, receiving the Gold Seal of Approval for 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.
To be reaccredited, the hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey. During the review, a team of surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for longer than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals now maintain accreditation through the Commission, which is awarded for three-year periods.
“We are pleased to once again be recognized by The Joint Commission for our compliance with rigorous standards,” said hospital Administrator Chris Jett. “It’s a true testament to our staff and their dedication to providing the highest standard of care to those who trust us with their health.”
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.
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is one of five freestanding hospitals in the country dedicated specifically to the health care needs of children and women, offering Mobile’s only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, pediatric oncology and sickle cell outpatient center and high-risk obstetrical care. With nearly 3,000 births annually, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is the area’s leader in deliveries.
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 more than 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.
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