The Arkansas State Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The Arkansas State Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review from June 22-25. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital accreditation standards spanning several areas including provision of care, environment of care, infection control, leadership, medication management, and patient rights.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.