East Stroudsburg, PA – Pocono Medical Center (PMC) today announced it has received full accreditation by the Joint Commission, an independent evaluating and accrediting agency. The 231-bed hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in March, when a team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection control and prevention, leadership, and medication management.
“Our team has demonstrated its commitment to providing safe, high-quality care, treatment, and services,” said Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. Our Joint Commission accreditation acknowledges our mission to provide world-class care, close to home.”
The Joint Commission seeks to improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations to promote safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,168 general, children’s, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation, and specialty hospitals, and 378 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program. Approximately 82 percent of the nation’s hospitals are currently accredited by The Joint Commission.
PMC’s accreditation is effective from March 31, the date of the survey completion, and is valid for up to three years. To learn more about PMC’s health care services, please visit PoconoHealthSystem.org.