Coshocton Hospital awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission

| September 20, 2012

COSHOCTON – Coshocton County Memorial 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 Coshocton Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Coshocton Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in late May and early June of this year. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital 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, Coshocton Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Coshocton Hospital 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 daily basis from the top down. This accreditation provides us with a framework to guide our organization to the highest safety standards and helps create a culture of excellence,” said Robert D. Miller, Coshocton Hospital CEO. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation reflects countless hours of work and the dedication of our staff in working to continually improve daily operations and systems to maintain excellent patient experiences and quality care.”

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.

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 evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

The Joint Commission accreditation of Coshocton Hospital is effective as of the date of the survey completion, June 2, 2012, and is valid for up to 36 months.


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