Accreditation


CRITICAL ACCESS DESIGNATION.....Amery Hospital & Clinic is surveyed by the State of Wisconsin on a regular basis and is a Critical Access Hospital. This designation is important for the continued financial viability of our Medical Center.

Accreditation through the State of Wisconsin means they review our facility and healthcare operation; this is your assurance that Amery Hospital & Clinic practices continuous quality monitoring to provide you with superior health care.

JCAHO ACCREDITATION...The Medical Center Laboratory continues to be accredited through the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, JCAHO.

Facts About Joint Commission Accreditation

Since its founding in 1951, The Joint Commission has been acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care, and evaluating organization performance based on these standards. Today, more than 19,000 health care providers use Joint Commission standards to guide how they administer care and continuously improve performance.

Accreditation requires an evaluation by The Joint Commission. The evaluation covers compliance with the standards and other requirements and verifies improvement activities. After earning accreditation, health care organizations receive The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™, a mark of quality.

What are the Benefits of Accreditation for Patients?

The benefits of receiving care at a Joint Commission accredited laboratory or certified organization include increased confidence in the care provided because you know the organization is:
  • Continually working to provide the highest quality services
  • Periodically evaluated by The Joint Commission for compliance with the standards and other requirements
  • Provided with expert advice and education from The Joint Commission about quality improvement
  • Able to attract qualified staff because they have more opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge

How to Report Laboratory Related Patient Safety and Quality of Care Concerns

Contact Laboratory Management:Joy Keller, MT(ASCP)
Director of Laboratory Services
Phone: 715-268-0240
E-mail: joyk@amerymedical.com
Mail: Amery Hospital & Clinic, 265 Griffin Street East, Amery, WI 54001

Contact The Joint Commission:
On-line: http://www.jointcommission.org/report_a_complaint.aspx
E-mail: complaint@jointcommission.org
Fax: Office of Quality Monitoring, (630) 792-5636
Mail: Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: Customer Service, (877)223-6866

Additional Information on Amery Hospital & Clinic's Laboratory Services: Laboratory