Maury Regional FQHC locations earn reaccreditation from The Joint Commission


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Health’s (MRH) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation 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 practices recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation standards spanning several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“We’re proud to receive this reaccreditation by The Joint Commission,” said MRMG President Nathan Miller, PT, MMHC. “At MRMG, we’re committed to our patients and providing them with safe, convenient and quality care.”

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and reviews.

“As a health care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” said Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of accreditation and certification operations and chief nursing officer for The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Maury Regional Health for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity and compassion for all patients.”

FQHCs are safety net providers that receive support from the federal government to assist in providing comprehensive, competent and quality health care services in communities with historically high uninsured populations. In addition to accepting Medicare, Medicaid, TennCare and commercial insurances, these practices offer services at a discounted rate or nominal fee to uninsured or under-insured patients who financially qualify.

Maury Regional’s designated FQHC practices include PrimeCare Clinic in Columbia, Lewis Health Center in Hohenwald, Lewisburg Pediatrics, Lewisburg Family Practice, Primary Care-Waynesboro and Maury Regional Medical Group Primary Care in Collinwood. Physicians and nurse practitioners at these locations are provided by Maury Regional Medical Group.

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MRMG is a network of physician practices that includes family medicine physicians and physician specialists. The medical group is affiliated with Maury Regional Health and maintains multiple convenient locations in Maury, Lewis, Marshall and Wayne counties.

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