Hunt Regional facilities earn Gold Seal of Approval®


Hunt Regional Medical Center and Hunt Regional Home Care have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Hunt Regional underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of reviewers evaluated compliance with The Joint Commission standards spanning several areas including environment of care, infection prevention and control, and leadership.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission.

“We commend Hunt Regional for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care,” he said.

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