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8/18/2017 Community Hospital

Community Hospital awarded National Certification for Spine Surgery from Joint Commission

Joint Commission Seal

MUNSTER – Community Hospital has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Spinal Surgery Certification. The certification recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing exceptional care by meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Community Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in recently Certification requirements include compliance over a two-year period with consensus-based national standards; effective and consistent use of appropriate, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines; and collection and analysis of at least four performance measures specific to the spinal surgery patient population.

“Community Hospital is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting organization,” said Lou Molina, CEO of Community Hospital. “This award demonstrates the commitment of our staff to delivering the highest level of care for our patients. Certification is voluntary and I commend Community Hospital for providing a higher standard of service for patients.”

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