Bronson Vicksburg Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

October 12, 2007

VICKSBURG, Mich. – By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Bronson Vicksburg Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission's on-site survey of Bronson Vicksburg Hospital occurred in September.

“Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care,” says Darlene Christiansen, executive director, Hospital Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that Bronson Vicksburg Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal – to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”

According to Laura Howard, director, Bronson Vicksburg Hospital, “This accreditation is proof of our organization-wide commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis to the community of Vicksburg. It is a testament to our staff who are dedicated to provide quality care to people in this community”.

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