EL CENTRO - June 7, 2017 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC)
today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of
Approval® for Hospital 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.
ECRMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on February 8 -10,
2017. 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 onsite
observations and interviews.
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.
“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 ECRMC for its efforts to become a quality
“ECRMC is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission,
the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the
nation,” added Dr. Adolphe Edward, chief executive officer, ECRMC.
“Staff from across the organization continue to work together to
develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care
for the patients in our community.”
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.
The Joint Commission
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
accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and
programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit 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
El Centro Regional Medical Center
ECRMC is an acute-care medical center, serving the health care needs of
the Imperial Valley since 1956. In addition to the 161-bed hospital, ECRMC
also owns and operates the Oncology & Hematology of Imperial Valley,
Wound Healing Center and outpatient clinics in El Centro and Calexico.
The outpatient centers provide exceptional primary and specialty care
for residents seeking enhanced well-being and improved quality of life.
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