LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, a nationally recognized symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care, AVMC officials said.
“I applaud our team that make it their mission to provide quality, compassionate, safe, and patient-centered healthcare,” said Antelope Valley Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Edward Mirzabegian. “We’re pleased to have received our re-accreditation from the nation’s premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body.”
During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors assessed compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environments of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, information management, life safety, nursing, and medication management.
Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews. The accreditation is awarded for a three-year period, and applies to Antelope Valley Medical Center’s main hospital, the Women and Infants Pavilion, the OB/GYN Outpatient Clinic, the Outpatient Wound Care Center, and the Antelope Valley Home Care.
“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions and rigorous standards,” said Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Antelope Valley Medical Center for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.”
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. For more information, visit www.jointcommission.org.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Medical Center.]