TERREBONNE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
Date released: 7/30/2010
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
“We maintain Joint Commission accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to our patients’ safety and quality care,” says Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”
“Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care,” says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S, executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that TGMC is focusing on the most challenging goal—to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”
The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of TGMC. The accreditation award recognizes TGMC’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.
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 evaluates and accredits more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 9,500 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,300 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. In addition, The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,000 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit 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 at www.jointcommission.org.