Stamford Health Earns Joint Commission Reaccreditation
STAMFORD, CT/February 20, 2019 – Stamford Health has been reaccredited by The Joint Commission for demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. A non-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. The Joint Commission reaccredited Stamford Health for another three years after a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey of the hospital system’s operations in October 2018.
“We are extremely proud to once again receive this prestigious accreditation from The Joint Commission,” said Kathleen Silard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stamford Health. “This further supports the commitment of our staff and the organization to ensuring high-quality safe and effective care, and the best possible patient outcomes.”
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 on-site observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
For more information about quality initiatives and patient safety programs, please visit Stamford Health’s Safety and Quality site.
About Stamford Health
Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,500 employees committed to compassionately caring for the community and offering a wide-range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families can rely on comprehensive person-centered care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 30 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation. Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, and Linked In.