Dulles, VAStoneSprings Hospital Center 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.
“StoneSprings Hospital Center is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality accrediting body in the nation,” said Karen Harris, Vice President of Quality, StoneSprings Hospital Center. “This accreditation demonstrates our dedication to providing the highest quality care in a safe environment for our patients.”
StoneSprings Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey October 17-19, 2018. During the review, a team of Joint Commission 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.
“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 StoneSprings Hospital Center for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
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.