Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
"Achieving this accreditation is a testament to our commitment toward safe and high-quality care for all patients," said Helen Lidholm, CEO of Northern Nevada Medical Center. "We work hard to maintain accreditation standards year-after-year including ongoing review of our policies and clinical practices. I am proud of our team who dedicates their time to safe patient care."
NNMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site review late Spring 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.
"As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys healthcare organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible," says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission. "We commend NNMC for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care."