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Joint Commission

Accreditation

Schuyler Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. Schuyler Hospital earned a renewed 3-year accreditation in March 2010.

The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,168 general, children’s, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 378 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program. Approximately 82 percent of the nation's hospitals are currently accredited by The Joint Commission.

Joint Commission standards address the hospital’s performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner and in a secure environment.

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Quality Reports

The Joint Commission of Allied Health Organizations (JCAHO) provides Quality Reports which are only available for organizations that are accredited or certified by The Joint Commission, and are based on:

The Joint Commission accreditation or certification decision and the effective dates of the decision.

Compliance with the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals (when applicable).

Performance on National Quality Improvement Goals (hospitals only). These goals allow hospitals to report on key quality of care indicators in up to six treatment areas: children’s asthma care, heart attack, heart failure, community acquired pneumonia, pregnancy and related conditions, surgical care improvement project for infection prevention, and venous thromboembolism. This data is updated quarterly.

Special quality awards, including recognition such as Ernest A. Codman Award, Eisenberg Patient Safety Award, Franklin Award, and Magnet status (awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center), Medal of Honor for Organ Donation and others approved by the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners.

Programs accredited and certified by the Joint Commission, and programs or services recognized by other organizations.

Beginning in April 2008, Quality Reports® for Joint Commission certified disease-specific care programs and for certified health care staffing firms were made available on Quality Check, including:

To learn more about Joint Commission, go to http://www.jointcommission.org/

To view Schuyler Hospital's Quality Report by the Joint Commission, go to http://www.qualitycheck.org/qualityreport.aspx?hcoid=4130


To see more of Schuyler Hospital's quality ratings, go to:

NYS Department of Health

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)

RPM/PMI Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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