JERSEY SHORE HOSPITAL LABORATORY AWARDED ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
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 laboratories. The accreditation award recognizes Jersey Shore Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s strict standards.
Jersey Shore Hospital recently underwent an unannounced on-site survey to determine compliance with standards of care that directly affect the quality and safety of diagnostic services and patient care.
“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are showing the community that we are investing in quality equipment and focusing on patient safety,” says Lisa Smith, Laboratory Administrative Director of Jersey Shore Hospital. “Achieving Joint Commission re-accreditation is an ongoing process of improving the services we provide.”
The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting laboratory services since 1979. Today, The Joint Commission accredits approximately 2,000 organizations providing laboratory services. Jersey Shore Hospital’s Laboratory has been accredited by the Join Commission for over 30 years, and must undergo rigorous unannounced evaluations every two years.
Joint Commission standards address processes that follow laboratory specimens from the doctor’s order into the laboratory from specimen collection then back to the patient through result reporting, focusing on the provision of high quality, safe laboratory services integrated with patient care.
Jersey Shore Hospital strives to continuously improve healthcare for the community it serves. Achieving Joint Commission accreditation shows JSH excels in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.