Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's rigorous national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey for three days in September. Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated BID-Needham for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
""Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves," commented Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. "In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients."
"The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval recognizes BID-Needham's solid commitment to excellence in health care quality and safety," said BID-Needham President and CEO John M. Fogarty. "This national recognition is a testament to the dedicated physicians, nurses, and staff who work tirelessly every day to make sure our patients, their families and friends receive the best care possible."
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