Kaweah Delta Awarded Full Hospital Accreditation From The Joint Commission
VISALIA, CA – Kaweah Delta today announced it has earned The Joint
Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation
by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an
organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Kaweah Delta has long been accredited by The Joint Commission, but is required
to renew its accreditation every three years. The medical center’s
next survey for accreditation by The Joint Commission will take place
in Fall 2019.
"We have ensured our full accreditation and also demonstrated our
commitment to provide our patients with the very best clinical quality,
patient safety and service possible,” said Lindsay Mann, Chief Executive
Officer of Kaweah Delta Health Care District. “Staff from across
the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches
to improve care for the patients in our community.”
Kaweah Delta underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey in late 2016
for accreditation. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert
surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several
areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection
prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors
also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. Its
hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts
and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed
by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure,
assess and improve performance.
Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is a 581-bed district
hospital. Kaweah Delta Medical Center, the only trauma center between
Fresno and Bakersfield, was recently awarded four out of five stars in
overall hospital quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services and an A in hospital safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2016 Hospital
Safety Score. The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including
everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally
recognized orthopedic and cancer programs.