At Garrett County Memorial Hospital we are proud to be a Joint Commission accredited organization. Joint Commission standards address the organization’s level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control. The standards focus not simply on an organization’s ability to provide safe, high quality care, but on its actual performance as well. Standards set forth performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care. If an organization does the right things and does them well, there is a strong likelihood that its patients will experience good outcomes. The Joint Commission develops its standards in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts, purchasers, and consumers.
We pride ourselves in providing high quality care to our patients. If you feel that you have an issue with patient care or safety, please contact our Risk Management Department at (301) 533-4390. If the problem is not resolved you may contact the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations at www.jointcommission.org.
Click here to see the Joint Commission's report on the quality and safety of Garrett County Memorial Hospital.
In addition to being accredited through the Joint Commission, our Laboratory department also holds a separate accreditation through the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). AABB accreditation is a voluntary assessment program rather than a mandated inspection. Facilities that choose to seek AABB accreditation do so out of a facility's desire for and commitment to continuous improvement, education and quality. Unlike any other accrediting body, blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapy are core competencies of AABB.
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