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St. John Owasso Awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

OWASSO, OK (February 1, 2017) – St. John Owasso has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with Joint Commission  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.   

“Our goal every day is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to every patient who walks through our doors,” said David Phillips, St. John Owasso chief operating officer. “Our physicians, nurses and associates understand that the patient is the purpose of our work, and serving them well is what makes that work worthwhile. The accreditation from The Joint Commission validates this effort and focus.”

St. John Owasso underwent a rigorous onsite survey November 10-11, 2016. During the review, a team of Joint Commission 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 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, with accreditation designated for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.  St. John Medical Center and St. John Broken Arrow are also accredited by The Joint Commission.

“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.”

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.

About The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About St. John Owasso

St. John Owasso, opened in 2006, is a four-story, 36-bed hospital located at 12451 E. 100th Street North in Owasso.  St. John Owasso offers a wide range of healthcare services, including emergency care, orthopedic services, sports medicine, women’s services, outpatient services and all-digital diagnostic imaging services. St. John Owasso is proud to be celebrating its 11th year of serving residents of Owasso and surrounding communities. St. John Owasso is an affiliate of St. John Health System, a part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.  Learn more at www.stjohnowasso.com.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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