Accreditation

CRITICAL ACCESS DESIGNATION

Amery Hospital & Clinic is licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a Critical Access Hospital. This designation is important for the continued financial viability of our Medical Center. 

JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION

Amery Hospital & Clinic is accredited by The Joint Commission for Critical Access Hospital (2018) and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation. Accreditation is a way of evaluating quality and safety; an audit of the actual delivery of critical services and patient care; and a continuous process, providing insight into daily operations and systems. View Amery Hospital & Clinic's Quality Report.

The Joint Commission accreditation applies to all of Amery Hospital & Clinic’s locations and services including: Behavioral Health Center, Clear Lake Clinic, Luck Clinic, Turtle Lake Clinic, Fitness Center and Wound Healing Center. Amery’s Laboratory has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 2010.

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 Patient Safety and Quality of Care Concerns

Contact: Joy Keller, Director of Quality
Phone: 715-268-0211
Fax: 715-268-0276
E-mail: joy.l.keller@amerymedical.com
Mail: Amery Hospital & Clinic, 265 Griffin Street East, Amery, WI 54001

Contact The Joint Commission:
On-line: www.jointcommission.org/report_a_complaint
E-mail: complaint@jointcommission.org
Phone: 800-994-6610
Fax: Office of Quality and Patient Safety, 630-792-5636
Mail: Office of Quality and Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: Customer Service, 877-223-6866 or 630-792-5800