Granville Health System Earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval


By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Granville Health System has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.  The award covers Granville Medical Center and Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center, but excludes the Medical Center’s laboratory, which is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.


“We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patient safety and quality care,” said L. Lee Isley, CEO.  “We view maintaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”


In becoming accredited, the Medical Center was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission survey team experienced in the delivery of health care services.  JCAHO accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting rigorous performance standards.  To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a JCAHO survey team at least every three years. Granville Health System’s last full survey date was September 9, 2010.


What is the Joint Commission?

The mission of the Joint Commission is 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 is an independent, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1951.  It is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers.  The Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world.


The Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 17,000 health care organizations.  To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of Joint Commission health care professionals, at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization's performance in areas that affect your care.  Accreditation may then be awarded based on how well the organizations met Joint Commission standards.
You can search for a health care organization on the Quality Check section of the Joint Commission website at Joint Commission-accredited organizations are identified by the Gold Seal of Approval.  You can also call Joint Commission's Customer Service Department directly at (630) 792-5800 for additional information.