SRMC Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

SALEM — The Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The Hospital’s three-year accreditation is effective June 23, 2018.

SRMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in June 2018, which included a survey of the Hospital, SRMC’s Sleep Center and Salem Home Medical; which provides durable medical equipment and supplies.

During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated SRMC for compliance with standards of care related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

According to Anita Hackstedde, M.D., SRMC President/CEO, The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval is a nationally-recognized symbol of quality that affirms the Hospital’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

“Achieving this distinction signifies to our patients and the communities we serve that Salem Regional Medical Center has met rigor-ous performance standards, that we com-ply with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care, and that our physicians and staff are dedicated to continually improving the care that we provide,” she said. “The surveyors were very complimentary of the knowledge and professionalism demonstrated by our entire health care team.”

In addition to the Hospital’s accreditation, SRMC’s Sleep Center and Salem Home Medical also received a three-year accreditation by the Joint Commission, effective June 22, 2018. The Hospital previously received three-year accreditation for its Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Replacement Program in May 2018.

About Salem Regional Medical Center:

Salem Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit, independent hospital serving Columbiana and southern Mahoning Counties. SRMC has transformed cancer care in the region through a strategic partnership with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, and has been recognized by several national organizations for providing safe, high-quality care.

In addition to earning accreditation from The Joint Commission, the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility received the highest 5-star rating as determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ rating system; based on information from health care surveys, quality measures and staffing. SRMC also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for providing high quality stroke care.