The Outer Banks Hospital again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in 2016 by demonstrating compliance with The Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety. Over the course of 2-days in September, OBH underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey by a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors who evaluated compliance with standards related to a variety of areas.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is an organization made up of individuals from the private medical sector that develops and maintains standards of quality in medical facilities in the United States. Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org