SMC Awarded Accreditation

Posted On: November 17, 2023

The Joint Commission

Springhill Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospitals Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

SMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in June. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Hospital standards spanning several areas including: emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Springhill Medical Center for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity and compassion for all patients.”

Mr. Jeff St. Clair, President/CEO Springhill Medical Center, congratulated the hospital professionals, saying, "The excellent news is that we have another 3-year Accreditation.  Thank you for being so good at what you do."

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website