FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Moncrief Army Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

The accreditation award recognizes MACH's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards. MACH underwent a rigorous on-site survey in April. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated MACH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, (MACH ) has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," said Mark Pelletier, executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend MACH for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."

The Joint Commission's hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks continuously to improve health care for the public. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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