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The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority recently earned joint Commission Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its organization's commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

CNHSA earns Gold Seal of Approval

November 1, 2021

The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

CNHSA underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review earlier this year. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital and clinic standards spanning several areas including emergency management, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and patient rights and responsibilities.

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.

“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,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Choctaw Nation for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“Choctaw Nation leadership is proud of the quality of care the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center and the outlying clinics provide to the communities we serve,” says Todd Hallmark, Executive Officer of Health. “The accreditation by The Joint Commission reinforces the excellence we know our hospital to uphold. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continually added to the challenges of preparing for an audit of this scale, but the staff maintained excellent quality.”

For more information vist The Joint Commission.