Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to Patient Safety and Quality Care
OCEANSIDE – The Joint Commission, the national organization that establishes standards for healthcare quality and safety, has again awarded Tri-City Medical Center its Gold Seal of Approval and accreditation. Recognized for the maximum three-year accreditation period, Tri-City received top marks in areas including patient rights, medication management and infection control.
Tri-City Medical Center underwent an unannounced four-day on-site survey in October 2013. The Joint Commission assessed the hospital for compliance with standards addressing performance in key functional areas. The Joint Commission survey focuses on all programs including home care, behavioral health and emergency services.
“Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of those we serve. For more than 50 years, we’ve shown our commitment to fulfill that mission,” said Casey Fatch, interim CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “The Joint Commission’s re-accreditation reflects our dedication to providing excellence in every aspect of our work.”
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. Today, it recognizes approximately 4,067 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals.
For more information, visit www.tricitymed.org or call 760-940-3000.
About Tri-City Medical Center
Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for more than half a century and is a Gold Seal- approved, full service, acute- care hospital with two advanced institutes and over 500 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Tri- City Medical Center has become the county’s leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgical technologies, including being the exclusive countywide provider for the Mazor Renaissance Surgical Guidance System for surgical repair of spinal deformities, injuries and rehabilitation. Tri-City Medical Center also has the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in North San Diego County, now with the NICView System, a password-protected webcam system that allows parents and relatives to remotely view their newest family member.
For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.