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Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission
by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health
Care quality and safety, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center has earned the Joint
Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM .
According to Sixteenth Street President and CEO John Bartkowski, DrPH, earning Joint
Commission accreditation not only recognizes that an organization maintains clinical
excellence through adherence to the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, but
it defines quality improvement and state-of-the-art performance standards for agency
leadership, information management, environment of care, human resources as well as
other agency operations.
“Every staff member and every department deserve credit for this designation,”
Bartkowski said. “We voluntarily sought this accreditation and we are proud to have had
an independent evaluation confirm that our patient care, facilities, programs and services
merit The Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval.”
Anyone can visit The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website and search by city,
state and zip code for information about organizations that have received accreditation.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and
quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation
and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations
and programs in the United States, including nearly 1,200 free standing ambulatory care
organizations. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting
and accrediting body in health care.
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Ellyn McKenzie, VP Communications
January 19, 2010