Hernando Endoscopy and Surgery Center
is accredited by JCAHO.
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does that mean to you? What
means that this outpatient facility has volunteered to undergo
a challenging, comprehensive evaluation. It has made a significant
extra effort to review and improve the key factors that can
affect the quality and safety of your care.
by JCAHO is considered the Gold Standard in health care. Hospitals
have been evaluated by JCAHO for more than 50 years. This
facility is accredited just as the hospitals in your community
and nurses from JCAHO personally visited this facility to
conduct a review, to look at how well the staff
a safe environment for your care
you about the risks and options for diagnosis and treatment
your rights as a patient, including your right to confidentiality
your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
you against infection
for emergency situations.
fact that this facility has gone through this evaluation shows
an extraordinary commitment to provide safe, high quality
care and a willingness to be measured against the highest
standards of performance.
does an organization become JCAHO accredited?
accreditation is voluntary. To prepare for its review, a facility
like this one made a commitment to improvement, and put teams
together to look carefully at what it could do better to ensure
safety and quality of care. Next, JCAHO surveyors were invited
to the facility for an intense on-site review. Then this facility
received a report identifying its strengths, and outlining
what it could improve.
Only a small
percentage of outpatient settings have gone through this kind
of evaluation. Congratulations on choosing an accredited facility.
and wherever you receive health care, look for the JCAHO gold
seal of approval.
What is JCAHO?
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the
level of safety and quality of care in all health care settings.
Since 1951, JCAHO accreditation has been recognized within
health care as a symbol of quality.
governing board includes doctors, nurses, medical directors
and consumers. JCAHO sets the standards that measure health
care quality in America and around the world. On a continuing
basis, groups of doctors, nurses, and representatives of national
health care organizations meet to review the standards for
care, and make recommendations for additions and improvements
to the requirements.
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.
who has concerns about the care received or safety in
the organization, the patient is encouraged to contact the
organizations management, if the concerns cannot be resolved
through the organization, the patient is encouraged to contact
the Joint Commission's Office of Quality Management to report
any concerns or register complaints about the facility, by
calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing
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