North Colorado Medical Center has earned the recognition of one medicine’s most important quality-control bodies.
The 378-bed Banner Health hospital won the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
NCMC said it underwent an unannounced, on-site, three-day survey in July by a team from the Joint Commission.
The team examined how NCMC handles infection prevention and “control, leadership and medication” management.
“Meeting or exceeding the national standards of The Joint Commission in order to receive an additional three-year accreditation as a result of this survey is certainly rewarding,” said Rick Sutton, NCMC’s CEO. “It demonstrates the commitment and dedication of NCMC employees, physicians, and volunteers to provide excellent patient care.”
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.