El Paso Children’s Hospital earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval during The Joint Commission Triennial Survey for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

Hospital officials share that The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

“EPCH has been accredited since it opened in 2012 and we strive to maintain 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 children’s hospitals,” said Cindy Stout, President and CEO of El Paso Children’s Hospital.  “The accreditation standing lends to us providing the best continued care for our patients.

Officials saythat EPCH underwent a rigorous, unannounced tri-annual onsite review from June 2-4, 2021.

During the visit, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated EPCH to ensure compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, medication management, patient rights, provision of safe care and leadership.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend El Paso Children’s Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

More information is available online at El Paso Children’s Hospital and The Joint Commission.

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