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McLaren Bay Special Care Awarded Hospital Accreditation From the Joint Commission

Published on Monday, March 20, 2017

McLaren Bay Special Care recently announced it 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 Bay Special Care underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey January 18-20, 2017. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“McLaren Bay Special Care, which is a long-term acute care hospital located in Bay City, Michigan, is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Monica Baranski, RN, BSN, MSA, MBSC President. “Staff from across the McLaren organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.

The Joint Commission Founded in 1951,

The Joint Commission Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.