April 19, 2012

Wayne Medical Center earns accreditation from The Joint Commission

WAYNESBORO, Tenn. — Wayne Medical Center (WMC) has 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 accreditation award recognizes WMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

WMC underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey with a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluating WMC for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Wayne Medical Center 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 Wayne Medical Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

"With Joint Commission accreditation, Wayne Medical Center demonstrates its continuing commitment to providing quality care for the citizens of Wayne County. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” said WMC CEO Gerald Faircloth. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence 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.