Payson Hospital Given Gold Seal Of Approval


Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

In November, PRMC underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey by a team of commission experts.

Surveyors evaluated PRMC standards of care, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.


Chris Wolf

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, PRMC demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” said Mark Pelletier, executive director of hospital programs, accreditation and certification services with the Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Payson Regional Medical Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“With Joint Commission accreditation, we demonstrate our ongoing and significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” said Chris Wolf, PRMC CEO.

“Achieving Joint Commission accreditation for our organization shows our commitment to excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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