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The accreditation, according to Anthony M. Lombardi, president and chief


The accreditation, according to Anthony M. Lombardi, president and chief executive officer of Monongahela Valley Hospital, reflects “our ongoing efforts to provide quality health care services.”

Commenting on the significance of the Joint Commission accreditation, Lombardi said,” First and foremost, the willingness to be evaluated voluntarily by this nationally recognized professional organization reflects the hospital’s commitment to excellence in the provision of patient care services.”

  1. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Please explain your opinion.
  2. Is there any difference in care between an accredited hospital and one that isn’t? Justify your answer.

Some Required Readings:

Bardsley, M. (2017). Learning how to make routinely available data useful in guiding regulatory oversight of hospital care. BMJ Quality & Safety, 26(2), 90.

Chazal, R. A., & Houser, S. (2016). The ACC and AHA. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 68(24), 2708-2709.

Hut-Mossel, L., Welker, G., Ahaus, K., & Gans, R. (2017). Understanding how and why audits work: Protocol for a realist review of audit programmes to improve hospital care. BMJ Open, 7(6)

Knopf, A. (2016). 10 steps to prepare for accreditation. Behavioral Healthcare, 36(4), 24-25.

Knopf, A. (2016). Examine the trends in accreditation. Behavioral Healthcare, 36(4), 22-25.

Ornstein, C. (2017). Secret data on hospital inspections may soon become public. Washington: NPR.

Science; Study results from university hospital update understanding of quality control science (ISO 15189-accredited laboratories fulfill the JCI hospital accreditation standard requirements for the use of referral laboratories: Report of a consensus …). (2016). Science Letter, 1413.

The importance of avoiding denial of accreditation. (2016). Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, 27(9), 1-4.

The Joint Commission introduces revised pain assessment and management standard for accredited hospitals. (2017). Professional Services Close – Up.

Wickersham, M. E., & Basey, S. (2016). Is accreditation sufficient? A case study and argument for transparency when government regulatory authority is delegated. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 39(2), 245-282.

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