O' Connor Receives Gold Seal Of Approval From The Joint Commission
O’ Connor Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Critical Access Hospital accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes O’ Connor’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s (JC) high standards.
O’ Connor underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey last fall and recently received notice that based on that evaluation, the hospital has achieved the JC Gold Seal of Approval™. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
O’ Connor CEO Dan Ayres said, “We are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence as we continually work to improve the care we provide.”
"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, O’ Connor has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process, and I commend O’Connor for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
About O’ Connor Hospital
O’Connor Hospital is a critical access hospital in Delhi, N.Y., providing a full range of acute and preventative health care services. Those services include acute inpatient care, restorative/rehabilitative swing bed care, and an emergency department where physicians have the ability to interface with board-certified neurologists at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown through telemedicine connections, same-day surgery, a state of the art medical imaging suite, laboratory services, an outpatient pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, dietary consults, a comprehensive eye care and eye wear, a dental clinic and a wide range of specialty services. O’ Connor has served the Delhi community since 1922 and has been affiliated with Bassett since 1988.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations. 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.