The Joint Commission accredits North Colorado Medical Center
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2012) — North Colorado Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes NCMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
NCMC underwent an unannounced, on-site, three-day survey in July. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Site surveys take place every three years.
“Meeting or exceeding the national standards of The Joint Commission in order to receive an additional three-year accreditation as a result of this survey is certainly rewarding,” said Rick Sutton, NCMC’s CEO. “It demonstrates the commitment and dedication of NCMC employees, physicians, and volunteers to provide excellent patient care.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. The Joint Commission also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
About North Colorado Medical Center
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, nonprofit facility licensed to operate 378 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado.