Maury Regional Medical Center awarded perinatal care certification from The Joint Commission


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Perinatal Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The certification recognizes Maury Regional Medical Center’s efforts to achieve integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for clinically uncomplicated pregnancies and births. The certification uses standards, guidelines and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care core performance measures for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers.

“Achieving certification from The Joint Commission for perinatal care is a result of the commitment that our team places on safe pregnancies and deliveries for newborns and their mothers,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Davin Turner, DO. “Our entire team of perinatal professionals is commended for their dedication to the families who entrust us with their care.”

The certification follows a rigorous site review in late April. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including coordinated and patient-centered prenatal through postpartum care, early identification of high-risk pregnancies and births and education about perinatal services for mothers. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

“Perinatal Care Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Maury Regional Medical Center for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for newborns and their mothers.”

Maury Regional Medical Center offers an entire floor dedicated to childbirth and gynecological care, including suites where mothers can experience labor, delivery and recovery in comfort and privacy. In addition to the mother/baby unit where babies room-in with their mothers, the medical center offers a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staffed by neonatal specialists for babies who need an enhanced level of care. Learn more at

For more information about the certification, visit The Joint Commission website.

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