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Our Lady of the Way Hospital awarded accreditation from joint commission

The laboratory staff is very pleased with their score. (click for larger version)
Martin, KY — Our Lady of the Way Hospital has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations after an on-site survey found them to be in compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for clinical and pathology laboratories.

“We continually strive to improve the quality of our services, and meeting the Joint Commission’s rigorous national standards is an important recognition of our efforts,” says Kathy Stumbo, president and CEO. The Joint Commission evaluated the laboratory’s performance in complying with nearly 300 standards related to quality control, safety, infection control, leadership, management of human resources, management of information, ongoing performance improvement activities and other issues.

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. “The accreditation process helps promote continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in health care organizations,” says Joanne Born, executive director, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates Our Lady of the Way Hospital’s commitment to providing high quality and safe services.”

Kathy Stumbo says efforts to improve don’t stop when the Joint Commission survey is over. “Meeting the standards and achieving excellence is a continuous process,” Ms. Stumbo says. “No matter how well we did today, we continue to strive to do better tomorrow.”

Our Lady of the Way Hospital is a not-for-profit facility and a member of Catholic Health Initiatives headquartered in Denver, Colorado. In addition to the hospital, Our Lady of the Way operates six rural health clinics.

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