|WORCESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AWARDED BOTH AMBULATORY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION|
Snow Hill, Md. (September 25, 2013) – Worcester County Health Department has earned prestigious Joint Commission accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in both ambulatory and behavioral health care. Achieving accreditation from the Joint Commission is a team effort that brings confidence to patients and provides a framework for the best care possible.
The accreditation award, which accredits organizations in 3-year cycles, recognizes Worcester County Health Department’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
“Organizations that strive foraccreditation… from The Joint Commission are demonstrating the highest commitment to quality and safety to their patients, staff and their community,” says Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “I commend Worcester County Health Department for successfully achieving this pinnacle and for its dedication to continually improving patient care.”
“We are proud to have achieved this national recognition. Our staff worked hard on improving our plans and processes and this is additional recognition that we continue to provide quality care to our community. The staff is to be congratulated for all of their hard work,” says Debbie Goeller, Health Officer, Worcester County Health Department.