Norwich - posted May, 21 2013
NORWICH -The William W. Backus Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Backus recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated it for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.