Iberia Medical Center has once again, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Iberia Medical Center recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Hospital standards spanning several areas including emergency management, patient safety, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“I congratulate our entire IMC team and medical staff for this achievement, stated Dionne Viator, CEO, Iberia Medical Center. Reaccreditation by The Joint Commission shows our commitment to going beyond just knowing the standards. It shows we’ve incorporated these standards into our everyday practices that place quality care and safety as our priorities.”
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions and rigorous standards,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Iberia Medical Center for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.”