Joint Commission Declares UW Hospital and Clinics Top Notch

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MADISON – University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has received the gold seal of approval from The Joint Commission, the national leader in setting standards for hospital performance. A seven-member team of surveyors made its first unannounced inspection survey to the hospital in early December 2008 to assess the safety and quality of care in a broad range of areas.
At the closing session, surveyors remarked that UW Hospital and Clinics was the best organization they had seen in a year, and that it was a pleasure to work with hospital staff, whom they called "excellent" and "top notch."

The accreditation certifies that UW Hospital and Clinics meets and exceeds all applicable standards of the Joint Commission.

"I'm extremely proud of our team. The Joint Commission's findings demonstrate how dedicated our physicians, clinical staff and supporting staff are to providing the very best care for patients," said hospital CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky.

Joint Commission accreditation and certification are recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. UW Hospital and Clinics has also been certified by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center and a ventricular-assist device center.

Date Published: 04/30/2009

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