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Published in Press Releases on June 02, 2011 (PDF)

Holmes county hospital awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission

By Patrice Guilfoyle

Holmes County Hospital has earned accreditation from The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with the organization's national standards for health-care quality and safety in hospitals.

HCHC underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in March. 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.

"Accreditation demonstrates commitment of our staff to continuous improvement to deliver safe, high-quality care to the citizens of Holmes County and surrounding areas," said Phillip Grady, HCHC administrator.

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, an independent, not-for-profit organization, evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health-care organizations and programs in the United States.