NH DHHS - New Hampshire Hospital Awarded Hospital Accreditation and Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Hospital, the State’s acute psychiatric care

hospital, has received Hospital Accreditation and the Gold Seal of Approval

® from The Joint Commission. New Hampshire Hospital earned the Gold Seal of

Approval® for health care quality and safety by demonstrating continuous

compliance with national performance standards. The Joint Commission, the

Nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in

health care, accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care

organizations and programs in the U.S.

“New Hampshire Hospital is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint

Commission. The staff provides excellent care and treatment day in and day

out, and the Gold Star of Approval® reflects their efforts,” said Robert J.

MacLeod, DHA, FACHE, CEO of New Hampshire Hospital. “These survey results

are proof of an organization-wide commitment to providing quality care in

order to meet the needs of those who come to us for care. We look forward

to continuing to offer these critical services.”

New Hampshire Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced, on-site survey

over four days in September 2015, conducted by a team of Joint Commission

expert surveyors, including a physician, nurse administrator, and life

safety specialist. The survey team reviewed documents, patient records, and

hospital practices during unit-based tours and meetings with staff and

patients. The survey evaluated compliance with standards related to all

areas of hospital operations, including leadership, planning, human

resources, the provision of care, patient rights, information management,

performance improvement, life safety, and the environment of care. New

Hampshire Hospital uses accreditation for deemed status purposes by meeting

all related hospital conditions of participation in the federal Medicare

and Medicaid programs.

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