Davis Health Center
The Quality and Risk, and Infection Control Teams at Davis Medical Center were instrumental in helping plan and prepare the organization for the Joint Commission Survey. The survey is an intense evaluation of hospital standards spanning several key operational and quality indicators. Preparation generally begins 12 to 18 months before the survey date. DMC recognized these individuals for their role to help successfully achieve the Gold Seal of Approval.

Davis Medical Center awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission

ELKINS, W.Va. – Davis Medical Center is pleased to announce it has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Davis Medical Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“The Joint Commission is the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Michelle Stanton, BSN, RN, and Chief Quality Officer/Risk Manager. “Earning the Gold Seal of Approval is an accomplishment for DMC and each member of our staff. Patients can be assured that we are committed to providing exceptional care in every facet of our organization.”

“Michelle’s team led an intense multi-year training in preparation for this survey,” said DHS CEO Vance Jackson, FACHE. “Anyone familiar with the Joint Commission accreditation process understands what a tremendous undertaking it is. Many thanks to Michelle, her team, and all Davis Medical staff for their role in successfully achieving this high honor.”

Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Davis Medical Center for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.

Featured

SHOPS & SERVICES

Upshur County Board of Education taps Daya Wright to fill Long’s unexpired term

BUCKHANNON – A local attorney will join the Upshur County Board of Education following a special meeting Friday. The Upshur County Board of Education voted unanimously to select Daya Wright after meeting in a special session Friday afternoon to interview […]

There’s more to this story! Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to daily, in-depth local news that matters to you. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

Police Crime

Update: Deputies arrest two for animal cruelty

BUCKHANNON — Two Upshur County women have been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after deputies seized more than 80 dogs being kept in “deplorable conditions” earlier this week. “On Thursday, October 6, 2022, Rebecca

Lewis County man arrested for allegedly fleeing under the influence after wrecking vehicle on Route 20

BUCKHANNON – A Lewis County man who allegedly fled from police at speeds in excess of 100 mph while under the influence of alcohol and eventually crashed the SUV he was driving on Route 20 South was arrested Wednesday. Cody […]

There’s more to this story! Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to daily, in-depth local news that matters to you. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Bobcat basketball program announces 2022-23 schedule

BUCKHANNON, W.Va.– The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team and Head Coach Derek Sloan released its 2022-23 schedule. The Bobcats are scheduled to play 12 home games this season at the Rockefeller Center. The Bobcats

Wesleyan women’s basketball team release 2022-23 schedule

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s basketball team and head coach Brett Vincent released its 2022-23 schedule on Thursday (Oct. 6). The Lady Bobcats are scheduled to play 12 home games inside Rockefeller

Soccer Bobcats earn 2-0 road win over Battlers

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (5-3-3, 3-3-3) men’s soccer team earned three points against Alderson Broaddus (2-8-2, 2-7-1) with a 2-0 win after a strong second half performance. In the first half, the

SHOPS & SERVICES

St. Joseph’s Hospital recognizes healthcare food service workers

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. –St. Joseph’s Hospital recognized the contributions of their Healthcare Food Service workers during the week of October 3 to 8.  These hardworking individuals do their best to make healthcare visits a beneficial experience