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Enloe Medical Center awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission
CHICO, Calif., DEC. 17, 2010 – By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Enloe Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Enloe Medical Center from Oct. 25 through Oct. 28. The accreditation award recognizes Enloe’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.
Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, HospitalPrograms, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission, said: “Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care. The community should be proud that Enloe Medical Center is focusing on the most challenging goal -- to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 9,500 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,300 other health care organizations that provide long-term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. In addition, The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,000 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.