Westfields Hospital & Clinic Awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission
Westfields Hospital & Clinic has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation. This accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality and commitment to meeting performance standards.
In April, Westfields Hospital & Clinic underwent a rigorous, unannounced three-day onsite survey where Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management among other areas. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
Mark G. Pelletier, Chief Operating Officer for the Joint Commission’s Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, said “Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations. We commend Westfields Hospital & Clinic for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
Westfields Hospital & Clinic president and CEO, Steve Massey, said “We’re pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. This is confirmation that the efforts our colleagues put in each day to improve the health of our patients and our community is working.”
Westfields was also recognized in 2018 as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health; recognized for outstanding achievement in clinical quality by HealthGrades in patient safety and patient experience; and achieved honors for sustainability from Practice Greenhealth. “All of this validates our day-to-day efforts to deliver safe, quality care,” said Massey.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. Its 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.