Clay County Hospital awarded accreditation

CELINA-Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) recently earned the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s (JCAH) Gold Seal of Approval by undergoing a rigorous unannounced on-site survey by a team of JCAH expert surveyors who evaluated CRH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“With Joint Commission accreditation, 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,” says Andrea Rich-McLerran, hospital CEO. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Cumberland River Hospital 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 Cumberland River Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”