HCMH EARNS JOINT COMMISSION GOLD SEAL

ROGERSVILLE – Hawkins County Memorial Hospital has earned reaccreditation and a Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’ national standards for healthcare quality and safety.

The three-year award of accreditation was granted following an on-site survey by JCAHO at the hospital last week.

“Our employees and physicians are setting the standard for excellence in hometown health care,” said Greg Neal, president of Hawkins County Memorial. “Every member of our team makes a unique contribution to assure our patients receive the kind of quality care they need and deserve.

“Our challenge is to carry this momentum forward and reach ever-higher standards of excellence.”

An independent, not-for-profit organization, the JCAHO is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The organization is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation.

“The national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care,” said Kurt Patton, executive director of JCAHO’s Hospital Accreditation Program. “The community should be proud that Hawkins County Memorial Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal – to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”

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