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Sierra View Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Sierra View Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Porterville, CA l November 23, 2016 – Sierra View Medical Center today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Sierra View underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey in August 2016. 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. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“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,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Sierra View Medical Center for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

“Sierra View is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added (Donna Hefner, CEO, Sierra View Medical Center). “We are embracing the changes in healthcare at a whole new level by focusing our efforts on providing the right care, every time, for every person and that all begins with compassion and exceptional care from our employees, volunteers and members of the medical staff. I am pleased that this culture was evident to the surveyors.”

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.