WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL EARNS TWO JCAHO REACCREDITATIONS

BIG STONE GAP, Va.Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital and its laboratory have been reaccredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for a three-year term. Accreditation was granted following extensive surveys conducted in December and June.

“We continually strive to improve the quality of our services, and meeting the Joint Commission’s rigorous national standards is an important recognition of our efforts,” WLPH President Mark Floro said. “The employees and staff at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital are proud of this accomplishment and the fact that we are raising the quality of our care and services to the highest level.”

JCAHO accreditation is a voluntary process. By applying for accreditation, an organization agrees to be measured against national standards set by healthcare professionals. An accredited organization substantially complies with Joint Commission standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides.

Founded in 1951, JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs, including ambulatory care centers, behavioral healthcare organizations, health plans, home care organizations, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care facilities and long-term care pharmacies.

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