Hilo Medical Center Hospital (HMC) has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The 3-year accreditation award recognizes HMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. HMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey January 28-31.
“The Foundation was happy to donate a dinner for two to Emi Igarashi, RN from the Laulima Unit of the hospital; our mission is to support the Hilo Medical Center with projects that benefit the greater community,” said Lori Rogers Executive Director of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation. “This survey should really show the community how the hospital demonstrated compliance in quality health care and safety of their community hospital, which is quite an accomplishment.” said Rogers.
“I’d just like to thank our dedicated team of professionals at Hilo Medical Center,” said Tandy Newsome, RN, Quality Improvement Manager at Hilo Medical Center. “Whether their job is cook or nurse, physician or executive, all of our employees have the same goal when they come to work: to help provide the best possible environment and care for our patients.”
In preparation for the Joint Commission survey, HMC’s Quality Improvement department quizzed staff on points of emphasis. Those who completed the quiz automatically qualified for a drawing for lunch for two at Imiloa thanks to the Hilo Medical Center Foundation.