Exceptional Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Exceptional Community Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced, onsite review June 1-2. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Exceptional Community Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“We are pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. We strive for delivering the highest level of safety and quality care. Joint Commission accreditation signals the medical excellence patients can expect when they seek care at Exceptional Community Hospital,” said Saeed Mahboubi, CEO of Exceptional Community Hospital.  “The Maricopa team is firmly committed to providing quality health care to our patients. This accomplishment emphasizes and validates our commitment to providing exceptional care to our patients.”