Hamilton Memorial Hospital District’s (HMHD) Laboratory has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The laboratory underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review beginning March 10. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with laboratory standards spanning several areas including environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a heath care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with health care organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions, and rigorous standards,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Hamilton Memorial Hospital District for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.”
“I am so proud of the Laboratory staff for completing the survey process,” said Farrah Boyd, BS, MLS Outpatient Services Director. “It is a rigorous process that not only includes laboratory professionals, but all HMHD staff to complete successfully,” continued Boyd.
The laboratory department is open for outpatient services Monday–Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 11 a.m and closed on Sunday.
Visit hmhospital.org/laboratory for more information.