Awards & Accreditations
GRANDVIEW MEDICAL CENTER ACCREDITATIONS
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Grandview Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
“We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patient safety and quality care,” says CEO Bruce Baldwin. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”
“Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care,” says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S, executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that Grandview Medical Center is focusing on the most challenging goal—to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 9,500 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,300 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. In addition, The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,000 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
In addition to Joint Commission accreditation, Grandview is also fully accredited by:
Hospital: Tennessee Department of Health
Imaging: Mammography Quality Standards Act
Emergency Medical Services: State of Tennessee Department of Health Division of Emergency Medical Services (Certified as Category A for Advanced Life Support, the highest accreditation for an EMS service.)
Hospital Compare: Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This effort is intended to make it easier for the consumer to make informed healthcare decisions, and to support efforts to improve quality in U.S. hospitals.On this site, the consumer can see the recommended care that an adult should get if being treated for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia or having surgery. The performance rates for this website generally reflect care provided to all U.S. adults with the exception of the 30-Day Risk Adjusted Death and Readmission measures that only include Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. In March 2008, data from the Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) survey, also known as the CAHPS Hospital Survey, was added to Hospital Compare. HCAHPS provides a standardized instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patient’s perspectives on hospital care.