WELLMONT FEATURED IN JCAHO’S GOOD PRACTICES DATABASE

Healthcare organizations across the nation are now able to benefit from the good practices of Wellmont Health System.

Two Wellmont forms and one policy were recently chosen for inclusion in the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’ good practices database. The database allows healthcare organizations around the country to view and learn from outstanding examples of JCAHO survey compliance.

“We place great importance on meeting and exceeding all of JCAHO’s requirements in our hospitals,” said Penny Miller, Wellmont’s accreditation coordinator. “It is an honor to know we’ve created things here that JCAHO recommends for every hospital.”

Two forms used at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital – one for anesthesia documentation and the other for pain assessment – and the system’s policy on medication orders were added to the database.

The JCAHO good practices database contains the best examples of survey compliance from Joint Commission-accredited organizations, with an emphasis placed on practices that improve safety and quality of service.

Founded in 1951, JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 17,000 healthcare organizations and programs nationwide.

###

Media Contacts

Jim Wozniak
Office - (423) 408-7299
Fax - (423) 408-7401

Recent Releases

Dec 23, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Wellmont to hold blood drives at area organizations

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming ...
Dec 23, 2013 6:59:00 AM

People who quit smoking will achieve improved health but require desire to stop to succeed

ROGERSVILLE – As the calendar flips to a new year, many people in the region will seek to transform their lives with new habits ...
Dec 18, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Five young Wellmont professionals selected as 40 Under Forty recipients by Business Journal

KINGSPORT – Five dynamic young professionals with Wellmont Health System have been recognized for their contributions to ...