Mendota Community Hospital ● 1315 Memorial Drive ● Mendota, IL  61342 ● 815-539-7461



By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Mendota Community Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal Of Approval.

“We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patient safety and quality care,” says Lynn Klein, administrator. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”

“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 Darlene Christiansen, executive director, Hospital Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that Mendota Community Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal – to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”

The award of accreditation is for a three year period ending December 2008. Benefits of Joint Commission accreditation for MCH include: strengthening community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment, and services; improving risk management and risk reduction; enhancing staff recruitment and development; recognition by insurers and other third parties; and may improving liability insurance coverage.

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of heath care accreditation and related services that supports performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,200 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks and other managed care entities. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care. It is governed by a 29 member Board of Commissioners that includes nurses, physicians, consumers, medical directors, and administrators. The Board of Commissioners brings countless years of diverse experience in health care, business, and public policy.

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