University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
in Joint Commission
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's
national standards for health care quality and safety, University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH) and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC) both earned The Joint
Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.
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 occurred in March 2010.
Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, President and CEO
of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH), spoke of his pride in a staff whose team
members ask what needs to be done to be accredited by The Joint Commission. "In
addition, they appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and
the opportunity to interact with the team of surveyors." He
called the accreditation, "proof
of an organization-wide commitment to provide quality care on an
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