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ETMC Henderson awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission

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ETMC Henderson has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals.

The accreditation award recognizes ETMC Henderson's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards. The designation is valid for three years.

ETMC Henderson underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in January. 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 ETMC Henderson has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, executive director, hospital programs, accreditation and certification services, The Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend ETMC Henderson for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."

"Joint Commission accreditation, reflects the significant investment in quality we are making on a day-to-day basis from the top down," said Mark Leitner, administrator of ETMC Henderson. "Joint Commission accreditation provides us with a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence. This is a major step in demonstrating our commitment to excellence and continually improving the care we provide."

­­­Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.