Tripler earns certification

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Photo by Christopher Chang Tripler Army Medical Center staff, along with senior leaders Lt. Gen. Patricial Horoho (front row, second to left), Army Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (front row, middle), commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, proudly display TAMC's Joint Commission accreditation during a ceremony, recently.

Photo by Christopher Chang
Tripler Army Medical Center staff, along with senior leaders Lt. Gen. Patricial Horoho (front row, second to left), Army Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (front row, middle), commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, proudly display TAMC’s Joint Commission accreditation during a ceremony, recently.

 

Ana Allen
Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs

HONOLULU — Tripler Army Medical Center has earned accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care, by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety.

To receive the recognition, Tripler underwent a rigorous five-day survey where important functions relating to the care of patients and hospital management were evaluated.

“Surveyors spoke glowingly about Tripler’s sophisticated processes and practices,” said Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, commanding general for Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, about the visit. “Our staff really engaged with the survey team, especially when the surveyors were in teaching or consulting mode.

“This survey will make us a better, safer hospital and inspire us to become a high reliability health care organization,” Doyle added.

To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission team at least every three years.

“Some hospitals start ramping up for the surveyors six months prior to the review,” said John Henry, quality services division director for TAMC. “At Tripler, this is a daily commitment. We have a very structured plan that starts the day the surveyors walk out the door to the day they come back three years later.”

“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” said Henry. “

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

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  1. jeannie blankenship says:

    Good job Gen DENNIS D Doyle

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