Kish receives gold seal for patient care
DeKALB – Kishwaukee Community Hospital received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating adherence with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety. The accreditation recognizes Kish Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards. The survey comes on the heels of a successful survey last fall at Kish’s sister facility, Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich.
“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis throughout our organization. Joint Commission accreditation provides us with a framework to take KishHealth System to the next level and helps reinforce our culture of excellence,” said Dr. Michael Kulisz, KishHealth System chief medical officer.
Kish Hospital underwent a rigorous and unannounced four-day survey. The team of Joint Commission surveyors – a physician, a nurse and a facility inspector – evaluated Kish for compliance with standards of care specific to the care of the patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management and overall safety. The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
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