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Published on November 20, 2013

St. Cloud Hospital awarded Joint Commission accreditation

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud Hospital has earned 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 hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes St. Cloud Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. The hospital has been accredited since 1956.

The hospital’s Behavioral Health and Home Care/Hospice programs also earned individual accreditation. Behavioral Health has been accredited since 2004 and Home Care/Hospice since 1989.

St. Cloud Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey for five days in early September.  A seven-member team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, St. Cloud Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend St. Cloud Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public. The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission.


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