Stamford Diagnostic Services Awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval


(STAMFORD, Texas - May 7, 2019) - Stamford Hospital District recently announced that Stamford Diagnostic Services has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Stamford Diagnostic Services underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on March 19, 2019. During the review, a Joint Commission surveyor with expertise in ambulatory health care evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, infection prevention and control, management of medications, and patient education and training. The specific areas surveyed include: Diagnostic Imaging, Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, X-ray, Family Practice (clinic), and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PT).

Established in 1975, The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program encourages high-quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. Today, the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually.

"Joint Commission accreditation provides ambulatory care organizations with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the ambulatory setting," said

Pearl Darling, MBA, Executive Director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. "We commend Stamford Hospital District, DBA Stamford Diagnostic Services, and its staff for achieving this pinnacle, demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality. Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and entrusting The Joint Commission to assist you."

"Stamford Diagnostic Services is proud to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," added Sandy Finley, Chief Executive Officer, Stamford Healthcare System. "Staff from all across Stamford Healthcare System continue to work together to develop and implement strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community."

The Joint Commission's ambulatory health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.




THE JOINT COMMISSION

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit 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.

STAMFORD HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Stamford Healthcare System is committed to "CREATE-ing Outstanding Healthcare" in Stamford and the surrounding area. The network of services includes Stamford Family Health Center, Stamford Diagnostic Services, Country Elegance Assisted Living and Stamford Health Club. For more information, please call 325-773-2725 or visit stamfordhosp.com.