June 1, 2007

Paradise Valley Hospital Awarded Accreditation from Joint Commission

Paradise Valley Hospital (PVH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety.

“We continually strive to improve the quality of our services. Meeting The Joint Commission’s rigorous national standards is an important recognition of our efforts,” said Luis Leon, CEO for Paradise Valley Hospital. 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.

Found 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 Margaret Peck, director, Laboratory Accreditation Program, the Joint Commission. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates Paradise Valley Hospital’s commitment to providing high quality and safe services.”

“Our efforts to improve don’t stop when The Joint Commission survey is over,” Aldie Garcia, Director of PVH Laboratory Services said, “Meeting the standards and achieving excellence is a continuous process. No matter how well we did today, we continue to strive to do better tomorrow.”

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