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.


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