McLaren Central Michigan Receives Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation

McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital 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.

MCM underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in September. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

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.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive for The Joint Commission. “We commend McLaren Central Michigan for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“People make an organization great; our physicians and staff hold patient safety and quality care as our highest priority,” said Martin Tursky, MCM President and CEO. “The Gold Seal of Approval through the Joint Commission, our third Leapfrog Safety ‘A’ grade in a row, our 2017 - 2019 Governor’s Awards and all other honors we have recently received, are due to our providers and staff having an unwavering commitment to the patients and community we serve.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.


About McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Cancer Services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 550 employees and another 125 volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for 2017 and 2019.  The hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. McLaren Central Michigan holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and is the only hospital in the Central Michigan area to receive a Safety “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Hospital Safety report published Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Fall 2019.