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Davie County Hospital awarded Joint Accreditation

MOCKSVILLE — By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Davie County Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

“We sought accreditation for our hospital because we want to demonstrate our commitment to the utmost in safe, quality health care for the people of Davie County and surrounding areas,” said Lynne Doss, administrator of Davie County Hospital. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another milestone in our ability to provide quality care right here in Mocksville to serve the needs of our rapidly growing county.”

An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The award of accreditation for Davie County Hospital is for a three-year period and is effective immediately.

Davie County Hospital’s acute care, swing beds (long term care) and the CAP home care program were all included in the survey process and also were accredited by the Joint Commission.

“Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in a hospital’s performance and the outcomes of care it provides,” said Kurt Patton, executive director, Hospital Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that Davie County Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal – to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”

“Accreditation from the Joint Commission is a coveted goal for hospitals and other health care organizations of all sizes across the nation,” said Ralph Holthouser, director of hospital affiliation for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. “We are ecstatic about the positive review and resulting accreditation for Davie County Hospital. This is a banner day for health care for the residents of Davie and nearby counties.”

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 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 7,800 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 7,300 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services.

An Affiliate of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Davie County Hospital has served the needs of people from Davie and nearby counties for more than a half century. Davie County Hospital’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers immediate comprehensive care for injury or sudden illness – close to home and with short wait times.

In addition, Davie County Hospital offers the services of a variety of leading hospital-affiliated medical specialists providing care in general surgery, pain management, gastroenterology, orthopedics, podiatry, ear, nose and throat and cardiology.

For more information, please visit daviehospital.org or call 336.751.8100.

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