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EMH earns Joint Commission accreditation again

Elbert Memorial Hospital has received notification from The Joint Commission that it has granted the hospital an accreditation decision of "Accredited" effective Dec. 5, 2015. EMH has been accredited for more than 25 years.

The current accreditation is for three years and will expire on Dec. 5, 2018. The Joint Commission has also recommended Elbert Memorial Hospital for continued Medicare certification effective the same date.
According to a letter dated Feb. 11, 2016, from Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations for The Joint Commission, "The Joint Commission is granting your organization an accreditation decision of Accredited with an effective date of December 05, 2015."
Hospital CEO Brandon Clary said to Leadership and Staff, "I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication during this process. Great job! We thank you for working with The Joint Commission to improve the safety and quality of care provided to our patients. This accreditation confirms that our EMH Team works well together to do the very best we can to care for our patients and the people we serve and provide Elbert Excellence with an emphasis on meeting or exceeding the Joint Commission National Standards."

Joint Commission is the accrediting body for healthcare. The accreditation process includes an extensive review of many standards related to health care and to the Medicare Conditions of Participations for Hospitals. All of these are based on best practices for healthcare.

Approximately 88 percent of hospitals that are accredited in the United States are accredited by The Joint Commission. By being accredited by the Joint Commission, a hospital has indicated its desire to provide top quality safe patient care.

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