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Hospital recognized by Joint Commission

September 29, 2022

The Casey County Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The Casey County Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in July. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with critical access hospital standards spanning all aspects of hospital operations.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend the Casey County Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

Rusty Tungate, Administrator/CEO of Casey County Hospital, said he is pleased with The Joint Commission’s recent findings.

“We are proud to have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, which underscores the quality of care that the Casey County Hospital provides to our patients, and to our community as a whole,” Tungate said. “Our staff takes these surveys seriously, and we are always striving to offer the best care we possibly can.”