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Hospital Awarded Re-Accreditation from Joint Commission

MONTOUR FALLS – By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Schuyler Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission’s on-site survey of Schuyler Hospital occurred in April.”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 Schuyler County community should be proud that Schuyler Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal — to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”Rick Stelzer, President/CEO of Schuyler Hospital, spoke of his pride in a staff who ask what needs to be done to be accredited by The Joint Commission. “In addition, they appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with the team of surveyors.”Stelzer called the accreditation, “proof of an organization-wide commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis.”

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