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Ukiah Valley Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Awards & Recognition 8/27/2013 - Ukiah Valley Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Ukiah Valley Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes UVMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

UVMC underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in April, 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated UVMC for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, UVMC has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend UVMC for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

"With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to continually improve patient care and helps create a culture of excellence,” says, Chief Executive Officer, Gwen Matthews.

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.