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Sierra View awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission

Sierra View awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission

Porterville, CA – Sierra View District Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Sierra View’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Sierra View District Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in August 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Sierra View for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Sierra View District Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Sierra View for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

"With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. The survey process serves as a validation which evaluates our compliance with the standards of care ensuring high quality and safe care for our community. Accreditation would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our Board of Directors, Physicians and staff. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Donna Hefner, Sierra View District Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “For our organization, achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

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. 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.