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Kudos: Gulf Breeze Hospital Awarded Accreditation


Gulf Breeze Hospital, a facility of Baptist Health Care, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Gulf Breeze Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Gulf Breeze Hospital staff underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site four-day survey in May 2011. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Gulf Breeze Hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Gulf Breeze Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Gulf Breeze Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“Gulf Breeze Hospital is proud to announce the success of our Joint Commission Survey,” states Bob Harriman, Administrator, Gulf Breeze Hospital & Andrews Institute. “We are extremely proud of the diligent preparation by our staff and the collaboration with physicians, and we sincerely appreciate the support of our auxiliary, board members and peers at Baptist Hospital who have assisted in our preparations.”

Baptist Health Care’s Baptist Hospital had its successful survey visit by The Joint Commission in June 2011, and also received Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation.

The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, sets hospital standards that address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. 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.