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Mercy St. Charles re-accredited, receives high marks in triennial Joint Commission hospital survey


5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM  
Toledo, OH - In early May, the Joint Commission, the leading accreditation organization for hospitals, visited Mercy St. Charles Hospital for a triennial re-accreditation site survey. Upon completion of the survey, Mercy St. Charles received high marks and was re-accredited for another three years!
 
“We take the role of high quality care provider to our community seriously and are proud of the care we deliver each and every day to our patients and their families,” said Jacalyn Liebowitz, interim president and CEO for Mercy St. Charles, and chief nursing executive and chief quality officer for Mercy. “I want to congratulate our entire St. Charles team for their dedication to our ministry and the care and service they provide. The Joint Commission’s re-accreditation of St. Charles is the result of their expertise and dedication.”
 
The lead surveyor for the Joint Commission’s site visit to St. Charles cited several positive, best practices that the hospital does including:
  • Rounding of clinical pharmacists on every inpatient unit to assist with patient care, medication education and discharge planning
  • Care teams are proficient on CarePATH, the new electronic health record system, after only implementing the system 5 weeks ago
  • Expansion of behavioral services
  • Dietary team’s approach to ensuring that whichever member takes a patient’s food order, that employee is also the one who delivers the food directly to that patient
 “The fact that the Joint Commission took the time to cite specific examples of the positive care environment we have here, reinforces to us that Mercy’s mission continues to grow and thrive in Northwest Ohio,” said Debra Delvaux, director of quality for Mercy St. Charles.
 
About the Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.


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