Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Wed, June 03

TCRHCC awarded lab accreditation

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for their Laboratory services.

The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of TCRHCC's Laboratory services on May 11-12. The accreditation award recognizes TCRHCC's dedication to complying with the Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.

"The accreditation process helps promote continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in health care organizations," stated Gina Zimmermann, Senior Executive Director of the Joint Commission. "Achieving accreditation demonstrates Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation's commitment to providing high quality and safe services."

"We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patients' safety and quality care," said Joe Engelken, Chief Executive Officer. "We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence."

Engelken thanked the staff stating, "I would like to acknowledge how hard everyone has worked to ensure the delivery of quality patient care, and to support this organization in a myriad of other ways. Your good work has resulted in our continued accreditation and I appreciate all that you do. Congratulations Staff on this latest significant achievement."

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services.

The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities and provides certification of 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.

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