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High Point Regional Receives 98 on JCAHO Survey

3/7/2000

High Point Regional Health System has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The accreditation was awarded to High Point Regional as a result of the organization’s demonstrated compliance with the Joint Commission’s nationally recognized health care standards. The Joint Commission awarded a score of 98 (scale 0 – 100) to High Point Regional, the highest score ever achieved by the Health System.

Jeffrey S. Miller, President of High Point Regional, said, “At a time when Joint Commission scores have been declining, we’re extremely proud of the fact that we have posted our highest score. Our success is great news for our community, because it is proof of our commitment to provide high quality patient care on an ongoing basis.”

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission’s on-site survey of High Point Regional occurred in February.

“Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care,” says Russell P. Massaro, MD, Executive Vice President, Accreditation Operations, Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that High Point Regional is focusing on the most challenging goal – to continuously raise quality to higher levels.”

“We look forward to our Joint Commission visits,” said Miller about the surveys that occur once every three years. “They give us the opportunity to interact with a team of highly knowledgeable surveyors and learn how to continue to improve patient care.”

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