The Joint Commission is the organization which is tasked with evaluating hospitals throughout the world. Representatives show up without notice at hospitals throughout the world to inspect how care is provided. This process provides an unbiased assessment of hospitals, and assures patients and government officials of the standards of care within a hospital.
As luck would have it, The Joint Commission survey team came to Medical Center of the Rockies on Tuesday morning, and left Thursday afternoon. As you would expect, the comments about MCR were very positive. In fact, one of the survey team commented that if they lived closer, they would come to MCR for their care! How about that! :) In fact, they even said to a group of employees, “if you are thinking of leaving MCR, don’t! We see facilities across the country, and this is one of the most beautiful we have ever visited.” Very nice of them!
Although I know it is a sensitive topic, they also complimented PVHS on our flu vaccination policy, saying that it was clearly in the best interest of the patient, and mirrored identically The Joint Commission flu vaccination policy which they recently adopted as well.
Congratulations to the staff at MCR for being so prepared. This means that both MCR and PVH are Joint Commission accredited organizations, both are designated by The American Nurses Association as Magnet facilities, both are Baldrige Award winning organizations…and the list goes on. Northern Colorado is well served by the dedicated staff of the entire Poudre Valley Health System!