For the twelfth consecutive year, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the Commission’s national standards and best practices for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
The accreditation award recognizes CHH’s dedication to continuous compliance with 600 Joint Commission’s patient safety standards, including infection prevention and control, hospital and medical staff leadership, and medication safety management. CHH underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in August 2013 when a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated CHH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients.
“Although we are extremely pleased with our accreditation results, we are doubly pleased in knowing that our patients and their families can truly depend on Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for the services we provide. Every member of our hospital family has been, and continues to be, motivated solely by our passion for caring for the ill and injured, and by our duty to be the very best at what we do. My heartfelt admiration and thanks to all of our caregivers and support staff for their relentless efforts to improve the quality of life for all.” says Daniel J. McIntyre, President and Executive Director at CHH.
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S., Chief Operating Officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend CHH for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
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. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109-bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One-Thousand Employees, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.