VVMC Earns Accreditation
Vail Valley Medical Center recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
The medical center recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey, during which they were praised in many categories including surgical team communication, exceptional facility maintenance, and resource and patient management. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the medical center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.
"This accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps us continue our culture of excellence," said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. "Achieving Joint Commission accreditation shows we are providing superior health services and continually improving the care we provide."
The Joint Commission's hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations.