EL CENTRO- January 21, 2020 – 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.
ECRMC was awarded with three additional years of accreditation.
For over 30 years, ECRMC has been accredited by The Joint Commission with
continued emphasis on care and compassion. ECRMC is committed to offer
you more. More Locations, More Care, More Technology, More Accreditations.
ECRMC is more than a hospital.
The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment
to providing safe and effective patient care. It means that our organization
complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of
care and is committed to continually improving patient care. The Gold
Seal of Approval decals are displayed by those hospitals that have achieved
the highest levels of care and quality in organizations like ECRMC.
ECRMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on October 22 -25,
2019. 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. 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. In addition, the accreditation
helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care
organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care
and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably
as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer,
Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive,
The Joint Commission. “We commend ECRMC for its continuous quality
improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“ECRMC is proud to receive once again, such a prestigious honor from
The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and
accrediting body in the nation,” added Dr. Adolphe Edward, chief
executive officer, ECRMC. “Receiving this accreditation highlights
the exceptional care that our teams provide to our patients, assuring
healthcare quality and great outcomes when you visit any of the locations
that are managed and run by ECRMC.”
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El Centro Regional Medical Center
El Centro Regional Medical Center 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.