Posted on: December 07, 2015
Northside Hospital-Forsyth, once again, has earned The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval™ for Pneumonia Certification. This is the fourth consecutive review that the hospital has undergone for pneumonia care and subsequently been awarded certification. Northside Hospital-Forsyth, along with Northside Hospital in Atlanta and Cherokee, remain the only Georgia hospitals to have certification in pneumonia care.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth also received re-certifications for its hip and knee joint replacement services and stroke (Primary Stroke Center), and a new advanced certification in heart failure.
The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Northside Hospital-Forsyth underwent a rigorous and voluntary on-site review by TJC experts, who evaluated the hospital’s compliance with national disease-specific care standards. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
“This continued recognition by The Joint Commission demonstrates the high level of care and compassion our staff and physicians provide to our patients,” said Skip Putnam, CEO of Northside Hospital-Forsyth. “I am very proud of the commitment and hard work of everyone involved in these voluntary surveys.”
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