Marin General Hospital Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

GREENBRAE, CA — Marin General Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for both its hospital and its Behavioral Health Services. The accreditation is a nationally recognized designation of the hospital’s compliance with the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards for quality and safety.

To earn the designation, Marin General Hospital and its Behavioral Health Services unit underwent rigorous and unannounced on-site surveys. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated their compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients. For the hospital itself, these included infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. For the Behavioral Health Services, expert surveyors evaluated the program’s compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of individuals and families served, including safety measures.

|"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation for both the hospital and the Behavioral Health Services unit, Marin General Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," said 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 them for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate their standard of care and instill confidence in the community they serve.”

"Marin General Hospital is making a significant and ongoing investment in achieving a range of important accreditations that help confirm our commitment to highest quality care,” said Joel Sklar, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “Joint Commission accreditation provides us with a framework to take our organization to the next level. It’s part of creating a culture of excellence.”

Lee Domanico, CEO of Marin General Hospital, said, “Our aim is to be nothing less than a world-class institution, providing Marin residents with resources to address all their health care needs. Joint Commission accreditation is an important aspect of our ongoing process of continuous improvement.”  

ABOUT THE JOINT COMMISSION

Founded in 1951, the independent, not-for-profit Joint Commission created hospital standards that address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals, developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. The goal 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. More than 18,000 U.S. health care organizations and programs are evaluated and accredited. The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.