General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital underwent a detailed onsite survey by the Joint Commission March 4 through 8.
During this assessment, a team of Joint Commission experts evaluated the hospital’s compliance with over 1,500 elements of performance relating to quality and safety.
This was accomplished over a five-day period by reviewing key documents, surveyor observation and staff interviews.
Areas of review included emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention, leadership, life safety and medication management.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 hospitals currently maintain accreditation from the Joint Commission. This accreditation is renewed every three years.
“Accreditation by the Joint Commission confirms the commitment by the leadership and staff of General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital in providing safe quality care to our patients,” said Thomas Wink, deputy to the commander for Quality and Safety. “In addition, accreditation validates our path as we strive to become a Highly Reliable Organization.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and leading physicians. These standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.
For more information contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145.