Harnett Health has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The award is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Both Betsy Johnson Hospital and Central Harnett Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey last December.
During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
“We at Harnett Health are proud to receive the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission,” Harnett Health President Cory Hess said. “Everyday staff from across our organization work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community and make our services the best they can be. This Gold Seal of Approval is something that all of our staff, including the nonclinical side of our organization, should be proud of.”