Amery Hospital & Clinic accredited by The Joint Commission
January 4, 2019
Amery, Wis. — Amery Hospital & Clinic has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation. This is recognized across the U.S. as a sign of quality and commitment to meeting performance standards.
Amery Hospital & Clinic had an unannounced three-day onsite survey. Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management among other areas. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
Mark G. Pelletier is the Chief Operating Officer for the Joint Commission’s Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations. He said, “Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations. We commend Amery Hospital & Clinic for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
Amery Hospital & Clinic President and CEO, Deb Rudquist, said “The Joint Commission is the top health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the U.S. This confirms the work our colleagues do each day to improve the health of our patients and community.”
Additionally, in 2018, Amery:
“All of this validates our day-to-day efforts to deliver safe, quality care,” said Rudquist.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. Health care experts, providers and patients develop its standards. They help hospitals measure and improve their performance.
About The Joint Commission
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 accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org