Beebe Medical Center, the Lewes Convalescent Center, and Beebe Home Health Agency all achieved scores of 93 and higher in triennial onsite surveys by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Beebe Medical Center and the Lewes Convalescent Center both received a score of 93. A separate survey for the Beebe Home Health Agency resulted in a score of 98.
“We are delighted to achieve such high scores as it reflects Beebe’s commitment to patient safety and quality care in meeting the over 1,500 JCAHO standards,” said Jeffrey M. Fried, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Center. “These results are important to us because they provide us with feedback from an unbiased, independent healthcare organization on the efforts of our employees, physicians, and volunteers at Beebe Medical Center to meet specific safety, quality, and management standards,” he said. Fried noted that he was particularly pleased since JCAHO standards became more rigorous in July 2001.
The JCAHO is an independent not-for-profit organization that is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Accreditation by the JCAHO is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
The Commission’s standards specifically address patient care issues such as patient rights, safety, treatment, and infection control.