The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Life

January 11, 2011

Accreditation awarded to hospital

— SUNBURY — Sunbury Community Hospital 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 and safety in hospitals.

The accreditation award recognizes the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with these standards, a hospital spokesman said.

Sunbury Community Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey Dec. 14 and 15.

A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the need of patients including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Sunbury Community Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, executive director, hospital programs, accreditation and certification services, The Joint Commission.

“Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Sunbury Community Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Jeff Hunt, chief executive officer at Sunbury Community Hospital, said the accreditation shows the hospital is making a significant investment in quality care.

“This designation provides us with a framework to take our facility to the next level and help create a culture of excellence,” he said. “This is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

Sunbury Community Hospital Laboratory received Joint Commission Accreditation in 2009.

“Accreditation by the full hospital is a significant achievement,” said Deb Brokenshire, chief quality officer.

“We have worked diligently to improve our hospital and the care we provide. I am proud of the commitment by our employees and the physicians on our medical staff to deliver a high standard of care.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals.

The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. This award excludes skilled nursing and nursing home services.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care 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 the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Sunbury Community Hospital is a 118-bed facility with a medical staff includes 45 physicians representing 22 specialties. For more information, visit www.sunburyhospital.com.

 

1
Text Only
Life
  • wrosenella Valley experts differ on ideas for job creation

    SUNBURY — When President Barack Obama gives his jobs speech Thursday night before Congress and a nation facing a 9.1 unemployment rate, he should act to lower the minimum wage and taxes, target government investments wisely, spend on long-lasting projects, or cut spending, reduce regulations and trim the size of Washington, Valley experts suggested.

    September 4, 2011 1 Photo

  • diabetes31.jpg Carbs under control

    Parents with a child who has Type 1 diabetes sometimes find it difficult to let go of the important responsibility to constantly check insulin levels. Just ask Doreen Giordani, of Sunbury.

    January 11, 2011 1 Photo

  • After the pounds come off

    Bariatric surgery offers those who are 100-plus-pounds overweight a viable option for reclaiming their lives, a physician at Geisinger Medical Center noted.

    January 11, 2011

  • Accreditation awarded to hospital

    Sunbury Community Hospital 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 and safety in hospitals.

    January 11, 2011

  • djanet3a.jpg 16 years old and still growing

    The more things change the more they stay the same. That's what Dr. Michael Ryan, director of pediatrics at Janet Weis Children's Hospital, in Danville, said, as he discussed the 16 year anniversary of the facility.
     

    January 4, 2011 2 Photos

  • tech30 Americans turn to technology to control impulses

    NEW YORK — Dan Nainan can't trust himself to work at his computer without clicking on distractions, so he uses an Internet-blocking program to shut down his Web access twice a day. "I'm sorry, but try as I might, I could never, ever do this on my own," said the New York City comedian who's struggling to finish a book. "I wish I could, but I just don't have the discipline."

    December 29, 2010 1 Photo

  • home29 Some babyproofing basics for the new year

    Babies and toddlers are curious creatures. Something captures their attention — a stuffed animal, a shiny object or a noisy rattle — and they're going after it. Just make sure they aren't chasing a teddy bear on top of a dresser, the blade of a knife or a pill bottle.

    December 29, 2010 1 Photo

  • santa22 Texts, Web really do allow Santa to be everywhere

    PHILADELPHIA — He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, and he knows how many followers you have on Twitter.

    December 22, 2010 1 Photo

  • santa20 In tough economy, Santas are suffering

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Craig McTavish — a.k.a. Santa — has the beard. He has the belly. He even has a few tricks up his sleeve, like pulling up to parties on his Harley-Davidson in full Kris Kringle garb. But there's one thing he doesn't have: work.

    December 20, 2010 1 Photo

  • helmets14.jpg Soften the impact

    The cold weather and snow are here, which means winter recreation enthusiasts should be armed with ways to protect themselves from traumatic head and brain injuries that are typical for the season.

    December 14, 2010 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee
Lifestyles Video
  • August 17, 2010

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide