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February 23, 2010

WAYNE MEDICAL CENTER LABORATORY AWARDED REACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

WAYNESBORO, Tenn. – By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, the Laboratory at Wayne Medical Center (WMC) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.

"We continually strive to improve the quality of our services, and meeting The Joint Commission's rigorous national standards is an important recognition of our efforts," says Mike Sears, CEO of WMC.

The Joint Commission evaluated the laboratory's performance in complying with nearly 300 standards related to quality control, safety, infection control, leadership, management of human resources, management of information, ongoing performance improvement activities and other issues.

"The accreditation process helps promote continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in health care organizations," says Gina Zimmermann, M.S., senior executive director of The Joint Commission. "Achieving accreditation demonstrates Wayne Medical Center’s commitment to providing high quality and safe services."

Sears adds, “Our efforts to improve don't stop when The Joint Commission survey is over. Meeting the standards and achieving excellence is a continuous process. The laboratory staff strive to deliver the best in quality service each and every day.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation.