Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
McLaren Central Michigan announced today it is has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
McLaren Central Michigan underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in December 2016. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, quality, patient safety, nursing and medication management. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period.
“I commend our employees, physician partners and volunteers for the outstanding performance on the accreditation survey,” said Bill Lawrence, President/CEO, McLaren Central Michigan. “Our hospital is and has always been a community hospital and we are committed to delivering the safest, most reliable, high quality healthcare to the community we serve.”
McLaren Central Michigan has consistently achieved “A” grades in the Hospital Safety Score report. In addition, the hospital achieved 4 out of 5 stars with Hospital Compare since the implementation of the program and has been in the top tenth percentile for lowest rates of hospital acquired infections and conditions for three consecutive years as reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency with the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, an organization undergoes an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. The Joint Commission is governed by a 32-member Board of Commissioners that includes physicians, administrators, nurses, employers, quality experts, a consumer advocate and educators. The Joint Commission employs approximately 1,000 people in its surveyor force, at its central office in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, and at an office in Washington, D.C. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
About McLaren Central Michigan
McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital located in Mount Pleasant, offering a full range of quality health and wellness services to the residents of central Michigan including cardiovascular care, cancer services, emergency care, maternity care, and comprehensive surgical and orthopedic services. The hospital has more than 60 active staff physicians and is associated with more than 150 other skilled providers. McLaren Central Michigan also holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation. Learn more at mclaren.org/centralmichigan.