The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 115,000 health care organizations and most hospitals in the United States with a focus on improving the quality and safety of patient care.
The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing quality and safe patient care.
To earn and maintain The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, we must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. The Barnesville Hospital Laboratory is surveyed every two years by The Joint Commission and that survey will be conducted in 2011. Our last Hospital survey was conducted in 2008 and Barnesville Hospital received a full three year accreditation. These surveys are conducted on an unannounced basis.
If you have concerns about patient care and safety, we encourage you to contact Barnesville Hospital Administration at 740.425.5101 or the Complaint Hotline at 740.425.5046. If your concerns cannot be resolved through these channels, you may communicate your concerns about quality of patient care or patient by contacting The Joint Commission directly through any of the following:
Address: Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181