By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading health care standards-setting organization. Specially trained investigators assess whether hospitals, nursing homes and other health care organizations meet very prescribed and stringent standards. FHMC earned the Gold Seal of Approval after the Joint Commission's on-site survey in April.
"Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., Executive Director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. "The community should be proud that French Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal -- to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels."
Alan Iftiniuk, FHMC President and CEO called the accreditation, "proof of an organization-wide commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis." He added, “Our hospital physicians and staff continuously strive to provide a level of service excellence which exceeds our patients’ expectations.”