The link below provides information on the quality of care in hospitals who have volunteered to report their data for selected clinical topics. The quality data on the Medicare website will be updated quarterly. Many hospitals have been providing information through this initiative since November 2003. This posting presents data from over 4,000 hospitals that volunteered to participate in the initiative and submitted data for public reporting. To view CGH's quality reports, click on the link below. Choose the Search tab, enter your state and search for CGH Medical Center.
CGH Medical Center and all of its affiliates are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Healthcare Accreditation. The hospital has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval. We are the only hospital, including our clinics, laboratory and home nursing services, in our local area to be awarded this quality accreditation.
Because The Joint Commission standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry, health care organizations that choose to be evaluated by The Joint Commission are therefore committed to providing the highest level of quality care to their patients. The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval is a clear sign that the accredited organization has demonstrated compliance to the most stringent standards of performance.
To maintain and earn accreditation, a health care organization undergoes an extensive unannounced on-site review by a select team of Joint Commission professionals such as administrators, physicians, and nurses at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization's performance in areas that affect patient/resident care.
Through an assessment of an organization's processes and personal visits with its patients/residents and staff, the organization is evaluated. Accreditation may then be awarded based on how well the organization met Joint Commission standards.