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Grady General Hospital earns seal of approval

GRADY GENERAL HOSPITAL STAFF underwent a surprise accrediting inspection recently and just learned they earned a “Gold Seal of Approval” that indicates the hospital meets national standards for quality and safety. Pictured, l-r: Julie Dumas, RN – quality assurance/infection control; Crystal Ramm, RN, MSN – director of nursing; LaDon Toole, administrator, Grady General Hospital.

A national accrediting agency has given its seal of approval to Grady General Hospital for demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval recognizes Grady General’s dedication to continuous compliance with the commission’s standards.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals. It is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. The standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Grady General Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” said Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Grady General Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
The hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced, on-site survey this spring. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated Grady General for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“Joint Commission accreditation is a testament to the hard work of our staff – doctors, nurses and support staff – and their commitment to provide patients the highest level of care,” said LaDon Toole, Grady General Hospital administrator. “Earning the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval is very rewarding for our hospital and our community.”

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