St. Elizabeth re-accredited by commission

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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, St. Elizabeth Hospital has been re-accredited, the hospital said in a release.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. Its national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care. 

The survey team completed the survey of St. Elizabeth Hospital on Jan. 8, saying, “It was a pleasure to survey an organization such as St. Elizabeth Hospital. The report said St. Elizabeth was “exemplary” and clearly a high-performing organization.

Dee LeJeune, St. Elizabeth Hospital president and CEO, spoke of her pride in team members who continuously do what needs to be done to be accredited by The Joint Commission. 

She called the accreditation, "proof of an organization-wide commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis."