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McDonough District Hospital Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

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Macomb -- McDonough District Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital and Home Care accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes MDH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

"With Joint Commission accreditation, we demonstrate our investment in quality on a day-to-day basis and helps create a culture of excellence,” said MDH CEO/President Kenny Boyd. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

MDH underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in October 2016. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital and home health program for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Hospital employees were successful in preparations for the survey and in developing improvements to meet the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis,” said MDH Leader for Quality and Innovation Maggie Goettsche, who serves as the hospital’s accreditation liaison.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend MDH for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

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. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. To learn more about The Joint Commission visit