Thursday, June 15th, 2000
NMH, Lifecare receive 3-year accreditation

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and LifeCare at Lofland Park have achieved a three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations as a result of its demonstrated compliance with the Joint Commissions nationally recognized health care standards. Every three years the hospital and LifeCare voluntarily participate in the Joint Commission's accreditation program.
Throughout the survey, representatives from Joint Commission evaluated the facilities in numerous areas, which included issues pertaining to assuring a safe environment for patients and children, validation of the process for assuring competency of staff, validating that consistent practices were followed in granting physician privileges, and that processes are in place to provide dependable and consistent care. As a result of the commitment and dedication from the employees of each facility, outstanding scores were achieved during the survey.
Representatives from the Joint Commission commended Nanticoke Memorial Hospitals staff for their commitment to provide quality healthcare on a continuous basis. In addition, the staff was recognized for their knowledge of the Performance Improvement process and its application. "I believe that the survey results documented our organizations complete commitment to insuring that the care we provide to the members of our community is at an extremely high level," states Edward H. Hancock, Nanticoke Health Services President/CEO. "This success is not the result of one but rather the commitment of all employees affiliated with Nanticoke Health Services to ensure the fulfillment of the organizations mission to positively impact our communities quality of life."
The Joint Commissions on-site survey for the hospital occurred in March, at which time the facility was at near capacity. With the recent changes in the Joint Commission survey process, additional time was allotted for the surveyors to tour the units and review the quality of healthcare being delivered to the patients.

Lung Association offers Father's Day gift idea

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