The Joint Commission Accreditation
Spring Harbor Hospital a "Top Performer"
We are proud to announce that Spring Harbor Hospital has been recognized as part of The Joint Commissions 2015 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in performance. The Joint Commission's Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported in the previous year (2014) about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including inpatient psychiatric services. The following HBIPS Core Measures are included: Admission screening, Appropriate justification for individuals discharged on multiple antipsychotics, and development and transmission of post discharge continuing care plan to the next level of care.
Out of the 10 hospitals recognized in Maine as top performers Spring Harbor Hospital was the only one recognized for psychiatric measures.
About the Top Performer program
About Accountability Measures
Gold Seal of Approval
Spring Harbor Hospital has received the Gold Seal of Approval from
The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets the standards by which healthcare quality is measured in America and around the world. Established more than 50 years ago, the agency is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers that evaluates the quality and safety of care for nearly 16,000 healthcare organizations.
To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of Joint Commission healthcare professionals at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization’s performance in areas that affect patient care. Accreditation is awarded based on how well an organization meets The Joint Commission standards.
A list of accredited organizations, including Spring Harbor Hospital, is available on The Joint Commission's web site at www.jointcommission.org. You may also call the Customer Service Department directly at (630) 792-5800 for additional information.
Safety and quality care is a priority for Spring Harbor Hospital. If you have a concern about the safety or quality of care provided by Spring Harbor Hospital, you have the right to contact The Joint Commission toll free at 1-800-994-6610. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; it is staffed weekdays 8:30 am - 5 pm Central Standard Time.