Berkeley Springs, WV, January 30, 2018 – Valley Health War Memorial Hospital has earned accreditation from
The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest healthcare
standards setting and accrediting organization. The Joint Commission’s
Gold Seal of Approval® for
Hospital Accreditation reflects War Memorial Hospital’s commitment to providing safe and
effective patient care.
All of Valley Health’s six hospitals are now Joint Commission accredited
and complete unannounced surveys every three years to maintain this status.
“I am very proud of the War Memorial and Valley Health staff who
engaged in the hospital’s first accreditation survey process,”
said Tom S. Kluge, FACHE, President, Valley Health West Region Hospitals.
“We are pleased with our superior results and the positive feedback
from the surveyors, which substantiate the quality of care we provide.”
Also included in the survey were the hospital’s affiliate sites:
Valley Health War Memorial Hospital Family Medicine | Hancock, Valley
Health War Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine and War Memorial Hospital
Outpatient Rehab and Wellness.
During its onsite review in December, Joint Commission expert surveyors
evaluated compliance with hospital standards in several areas including
emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control,
leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also made observations
and conducted interviews.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes
needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff
education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said
Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation
and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition,
our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk
reduction strategies. We commend War Memorial Hospital for its efforts
to become a quality improvement organization.”