Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation's leading organization on hospital accreditation. Mount St. Mary's is the only hospital in Niagara County to earn such designation.
"This accreditation is a detailed examination and measurement of elements of performance and standards of excellence in the areas of patient safety, quality and leadership, and we are proud to be recognized once again," President & CEO Judith A. Maness said. "This recognition of performance is a tribute to the high standards adopted by our staff, and their total commitment to high reliability, high quality and excellent patient care."
The accreditation review took place during three full days of on-site visits by a team of six surveyors in mid-March. The surveyors not only examined policies and procedures, but also went to all patient care areas and sites of service operated by Mount St. Mary's. They met with staff and patients to discuss issues related to providing the highest quality of care and outcomes.
"The new survey process is truly an effective means of measurement that places us among the leaders of the best in health care in the nation," Maness said.
The Joint Commission has been accrediting hospitals for more than 50 years. Its accreditation is viewed in the health care industry as a nationwide "gold seal of approval" that indicates a hospital meets high performance standards. Accreditation helps hospitals improve their performance, raise the level of patient care, and demonstrate accountability in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.