St. Marys Earns the Joint Commission Seal of Approval 
Monday, 02 April 2007 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – St. Mary’s Medical Center announced today they have received full accreditation for the next three years from The Joint Commission for hospital accreditation.  

The Joint Commission for hospital accreditation held an extensive four-day survey of the St. Mary’s facility last week. Two physicians, a nurse and an engineer from the Joint Commission spent many hours reviewing St. Mary’s physical plant, departmental quality improvement initiatives, processes, procedures, medical staff policies and the National Patient Safety Goals.  

“There is much to be proud of at St. Mary’s Medical Center,” Angela Prestia, RN, Director of Clinical Quality Improvement, said.  “St. Mary’s has once again received accreditation through the Joint Commission. Through the hard work, dedication and leadership of many of our employees, the surveyors recognized many best practices throughout our organization.”  

Joint Commission standards address the organization’s level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control. The standards focus not simply on an organization’s ability to provide safe, high quality care, but on its actual performance as well. Standards set forth performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care.