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Published on June 04, 2009

Georgetown Hospital System Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Georgetown, SCGeorgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital both have successfully completed requirements leading to Accreditation by The Joint Commission.

The voluntary, unannounced accreditation process involves intense multi-day onsite inspection, surveys, interviews and evaluation by a team composed of healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses and administrators.  The accreditation process is designed to help organizations continuously provide safe, high-quality care, treatment and services.

“We are pleased to continue participation in The Joint Commission accreditation process. External evaluation is helpful both in recognizing our best practice endeavors and in identifying improvement opportunities.  Information obtained through scrutiny such as that offered by The Joint Commission helps ensure our patients are receiving the best possible care,” said Bruce P. Bailey, CEO, Georgetown Hospital System.

The Accreditation Certificates are typically valid for up to about 3 years.


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