Great River Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold
Seals of Approval for
hospital and home care accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s
commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care
organizations and programs in the U.S. Accreditation is granted for three years.
A rigorous, unannounced onsite survey was conducted in October. During
the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance
with hospital standards in several areas, including emergency management,
environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and
medicine management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and
interviews with staff, physicians and patients.
Home care survey standards included provision of care, treatment and services,
and individual rights and responsibilities.
“Great River Medical Center is one of the few hospitals that have
had continuous accreditation by The Joint Commission for nearly 50 years,”
said Mark Richardson, president and CEO. “This accreditation is
synonymous with high quality, and it reflects the efforts of all of our
staff and physicians to providing outstanding care to our patients and
“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, M.S., 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 Great River Medical Center for its efforts
to become a quality-improvement organization.”