Mercy Hospital Ada has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with performance standards. This honor recognizes Mercy Hospital Ada’s dedication to commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Mercy Hospital Ada underwent an intensive on-site survey last fall. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.
“Recognition from agencies such as The Joint Commission validates the exceptional work that is being done at our hospital,” said Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, vice president of medical affairs, Mercy Hospital Ada. “This endorsement is a true testament to the quality of care provided and our commitment to the best possible outcomes for our patients.”
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. 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. In addition, approximately 360 critical-access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
“Mercy Hospital Ada is constantly developing and implementing approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community; this recognition magnifies our ongoing efforts,” hospital President Lori Wightman said. “Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval shows top-quality care is available close to home.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.