Accredited by The Joint Commission
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.