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We just completed the periodic performance review for our laboratory. What an in-depth process, but, because of the survey (and especially the surveyor), we could see the improvements we had made. This happened in a relatively short time. Our Joint Commission accreditation has had a significant impact on our facility. We continue to improve. Read More
John W. Bagenski, MT (ASCP)Laboratory Technical DirectorAuburn Community Hospital
As a regional hospital operating in Alaska, we face a number of unique challenges. We depend on our laboratory accrediting agency to advocate for our needs and to help us succeed in this remote environment. Our relationship with The Joint Commission is a partnership that brings outside expertise and best practices to Northwest Alaska for the benefit of our patients. Read More
James J. Tiesinga, M.D.Laboratory Medical DirectorNorton Sound Regional Hospital
The Joint Commission laboratory accreditation process is collaborative and educational. The survey team worked with us to explain the standards and made sure we had a good understanding of how the standards translate into our work. It felt like we were on the same team with the surveyors, and there were no “gotcha” moments. They shared best practices from other labs and applauded our successes. Read More
Karen Walsh, M.S., M.T. (ASCP), CPHQCorporate Laboratory Quality ManagerVirtua-West Jersey Health System, Inc.
We elected to use a corporate survey team for our organization, which allowed the surveyors to acquire a thorough understanding of our systems and practices. This was very useful and showed us areas we could improve across our corporation. Read More
Diane Blankenship, B.S., CLS (ASCP)Director of Laboratory ServicesCommunity Health Systems
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