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Southampton Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Originally Posted: May 06, 2011

Southampton - Southampton Hospital has earned The Join 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 Southampton Hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

Southampton Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in March conducted by a team of Join Commission expert surveyors who evaluated the Hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Southampton Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," states Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, The Joint Commission's executive director for Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services.
"Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Southampton for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."

"We continue to make a significant investment in quality, from the top down, and our staff demonstrates its commitment to maintaining our high standards and in improving the care we provide each and every day," says Robert S. Chaloner, Southampton Hospital's President and CEO.

Addressing important functions relating to the care of patients and hospital management, the Joint Commissions' standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. An independent, not-for-profit organization, it is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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