August 6, 2009 -
Olympic Medical Center again received Joint Commission accreditation effective August 2009.
Joint Commission is an independent, multidisciplinary, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission is recognized internationally as a symbol of medical quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
“The Joint Commission accreditation process is rigorous and thorough,” says Mark Fischer, MD, chief of medical staff at Olympic Medical Center. “Medical staff and hospital employees work tirelessly to maintain this important quality status. We consider Joint Commission accreditation a badge of excellence and we are proud of this designation.”
The Joint Commission process is designed to help organizations continuously provide safe, high-quality care, treatment and services. During its review of a hospital, Joint Commission looks for areas a hospital can improve processes and provides accreditation once those improvements have been implemented.
“We feel that as a community hospital it is very important that we set the highest quality standards for medical care and one of those standards is Joint Commission accreditation,” says Eric Lewis, CEO. “I am pleased at the work our medical staff and employees have done to maintain our Joint Commission status.”
Olympic Medical Center is a comprehensive health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It provides inpatient services at its 126-bed acute care facility, and outpatient services, including cancer care, cardiac services, imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation therapy, laboratory and home health at locations throughout the Olympic Peninsula region. For more information call 417-7000 or visit us at www.olympicmedical.org.