Womack Army Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval was awarded to Womack on June 9 and is a symbol of quality that reflects the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
WAMC underwent a thorough, unannounced onsite survey March 13 through 17. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from the Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period.
In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
“Womack is pleased to receive accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Col. Lance Raney, commander, WAMC.
“The accreditation demonstrates the commitment of our team to high quality healthcare in the service of our current and former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their families.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital 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 hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.