Jersey Shore Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Jersey Shore Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Jersey Shore Hospital has been accredited by The Joint Commission for at least 40 years, but has recently undergone a rigorous unannounced on-site survey to maintain its accreditation. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated JSH 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, JSH 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 JSH 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 Carey Plummer, President & CEO. “Achieving Joint Commission re-accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining distinction 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 health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.