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Grand Itasca Recognized for Top Patient Care by The Joint Commission

1/12/2016

Grand Rapids, MN – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital is proud to announce that it has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

 

Grand Rapids, MN – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital is proud to announce that it has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

To receive the Gold Seal of Approval® Grand Itasca underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in August of 2015. During the review, a team of The 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 Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care and is awarded for a three-year period.

Grand Itasca was also recognized as a 2014 Top Performer as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for surgical care, venous thromboembolism, and immunizations. Grand Itasca is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve at least one 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Grand Itasca for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO of The Joint Commission.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Grand Itasca is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Lynn Schweiberger, RN, Quality Director at Grand Itasca.

Mike Youso, CEO, added, “Grand Itasca is proud to be named a Top Performer and to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission as it recognizes the clinical expertise, teamwork and dedication of our entire clinic and hospital staff.”

Mike Youso, CEO and Lynn Scweiberger, RN, Quality Director pictured with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®.

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