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2/23/2012 3:00:00 AM EASTERN
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Stanly Regional Awarded Accreditation From the Joint Commission

Release Date:
February 23, 2012
For More Information, Contact:
Nicole Williams, Director of Marketing and Service Excellence,
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Stanly Regional Awarded Accreditation From the Joint Commission

     Stanly Regional 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 Stanly Regional’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

The hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in November. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Stanly Regional 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, Stanly Regional has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Stanly Regional 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 day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Al Taylor, President & CEO of Stanly Regional.  “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

     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.

     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. In addition, the Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses, such as the Stanly Regional’s Stroke Center.