Woman’s Hospital Awarded Accreditation from Joint Commission
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Woman's Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
“We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patient safety and quality of care,” said Teri G. Fontenot, President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward fulfilling our mission – to improve the health of women and infants.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.
The award of accreditation is for a three-year period.
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is an independant, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Woman's shows our dedication to providing the best quality and the safest health care by maintaining our voluntary accredation with The Joint Commission. To earn and keep accredation, hospitals must undergo an extensive on-site review by a team of health care professionals, including doctors and nurses, at least once every three years. The Joint Commission's hospital comparison are based on quality improvement goals being met in 10 "core measure" areas. Learn more at Quality Check.