Health System Receives Joint Commission Accreditation

July 10, 2015 – Southeast Georgia Health System underwent rigorous, on-site concurrent surveys of the Brunswick Campus, on Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 12, and the Camden Campus on Monday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

During the surveys, an expert team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance of hospital standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, monitoring for procedures that involve use of sedation or anesthesia, infection prevention and control, management of medications, and patient education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

“While there were a few opportunities identified for improvement, Health System leadership was congratulated on many best practices by the surveyors,” said Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “It is the expertise of our team members and the great care they provide, and the work we do here every day that can be credited for a successful survey.”

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The standards, developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients, address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals.

“The Joint Commission accreditation represents the highest health care standards and demonstrates that we are committed to providing the best quality patient care,” says Howard W. Sepp Jr., FACHE, vice president and administrator, Camden Campus. “It’s a reflection of the superior care our team members provide on a day-to-day basis.”

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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