Morgantown, WV, January 9, 2023, – The Surgical Eye Center of Morgantown has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Regional Eye Associates: The Surgical Eye Center of Morgantown underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review this past October, 2022. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with the Ambulatory Health Care standards spanning several areas including Emergency Management, Environment of care, Infection Prevention, Provision of Care, Medication Management, Patient Rights and Responsibilities and Leadership.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a health care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with health care organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions and rigorous standards,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Regional Eye Associates: The Surgical Eye Center of Morgantown for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.”
“The Surgical Eye Center of Morgantown (SECM) is proud to have earned its Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation through The Joint Commission for another term. The SECM has always taken a proactive approach to continuous quality improvement in order to ensure that our patients have the highest level of care possible. A guiding principle of our surgery center is to encourage performance improvement by encouraging our employees to support each other as well as be accountable for their individual work performance and practices. Our accreditation earned through the Joint Commission memorializes these efforts.
Through the earned Joint Commission Accreditation, our patients and community members know that the SECM meets the most rigorous quality and safety standards of care. The SECM will continue to provide the highest quality of care to all patients in a safe and compassionate environment.” – Dr. Mark Mayle, Managing Partner of SECM
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.