Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg Sleep Center Awarded Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission

August 5, 2019

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg (STRHS Lawrenceburg) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care  Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

STRHS Lawrenceburg Sleep Center underwent a rigorous, onsite review on June 24-25. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation standards spanning several areas including environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, patient safety, provision of care, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

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. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“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 STRHS Lawrenceburg for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

"STRHS Lawrenceburg is pleased to receive accreditation of our Sleep Center,” said hospital CEO, Adam Martin.  “The Joint Commission is the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation and it is an honor to have their stamp of approval.  This commitment to quality care is hospital wide and we will continue our mission of making communities healthier.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.