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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center And Children’s Hospital Of New Jersey Awarded Hospital Accreditation From The Joint Commission

06/28/2016

(Newark, NJ – June 27, 2016) Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (NBIMC) announced that it has 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.

NBIMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in March 8-11, 2016. 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 on-site observations and interviews.

The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, pediatric, 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, M.S., 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 Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

“Exemplary and outstanding were some of the many positive words the surveyors used to describe our team who demonstrated their diligent work ethic and attention to detail,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “The Joint Commission’s accreditation is significant as it reaffirms our commitment to patient safety, superior service and state-of-the-art quality healthcare for our patients.”

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.

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.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and beyond with over 1,000 physicians, 3,200 employees, 150 volunteers, over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. It’s home to the nation’s 3rd largest heart transplant center, the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; NJ’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including TAVR, than any other center in the State. The robotic surgery program is the broadest and most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center cares for children from newborn to adolescent years, with over thirty specialized pediatric services as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. The Children’s Heart Center has a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. For more information, visit us at www.BarnabasHealth.org/NewarkBeth

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