(1/18/12) - McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast have earned The Joint Commissionâ€™s Gold Seal of Approvalâ„˘ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commissionâ€™s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced on-site evaluation at both locations earlier this month. The three-year accreditation recognizes the dedication at McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast to continuous compliance with The Joint Commissionâ€™s national standards.
Ongoing compliance with Joint Commission standards results in sound management practices in the delivery of safe, high quality care. These include hospital leadershipâ€™s commitment to continuously raise quality and patient safety to higher levels.
Edward D. Tinsley, Administrator and President of McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast praised physicians and staff for their dedication to continually improving care. â€śOur entire staff is to be congratulated for their efforts in providing such a high level of quality care,â€ť said Tinsley. â€śThis accreditation demonstrates our staffâ€™s commitment to providing service excellence to our patients and their families.â€ť
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of accreditation. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission (www.jointcommission.org) is the nationâ€™s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in healthcare.