Cobleskill Regional Hospital Reaccredited by JCAHO
January 4, 2016
Cobleskill Regional Hospital, an affiliate of the Bassett Healthcare Network, has been reaccredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). The reaccreditation period is three years.
Hospitals have been evaluated by JCAHO for more than 60 years and today, accreditation by JCAHO is considered the gold standard in health care. Nationwide, over 20,000 organizations and programs are accredited and certified by JCAHO. Accreditation is voluntary and requires participating hospitals to undergo a rigorous, comprehensive evaluation of many processes that impact the quality and safety of patient care. The JCAHO survey requires evidence that the hospital and its staff:
- provide a safe environment of care
- educate patients about the risks and options for diagnosis and treatment
- protect patients’ rights, including confidentiality
- evaluate patients before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
- protect against infection, and
- plan for emergency situations.
“The fact that Cobleskill Regional Hospital has been accredited by JCAHO is peace of mind for our patients,” says Chief Executive Officer Eric Stein. “It is evidence that an independent agency has inspected the hospital and found it to be of good quality, and a demonstration of our commitment to continually improve to be the best we can be for our patients.”
Cobleskill Regional Hospital is a 40-bed not-for-profit hospital founded by the people of Schoharie County in 1956. Cobleskill Regional Hospital is Schoharie County's only provider of acute inpatient medical care, emergency care, short-stay inpatient rehabilitation, and many other diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare services. Learn more about CRH and the Bassett Healthcare Network at www.bassett.org.
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.