The Newton Medical Center Laboratory has been re-accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent organization that certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. NMC’s Laboratory has received the commendation since 1994.
The Joint Commission, an independent accreditation organization, seeks to verify that laboratories are in compliance with regulatory standards. According to its website, “Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.”
The organization looks at quality indicators in such areas as:
- Document and Process Control
- Emergency Management
- Human Resources
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Information Management
- National Patient Safety Goals
- Performance Improvement
- Quality System Assessment
- Waived Testing
“The Joint Commission has the highest standards and we are proud that the NMC laboratory has once again achieved this recognition,” said Robetta Trapp, director of diagnostic services at Newton Medical Center.