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KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL
AWARDED ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Keokuk Area Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. “Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care,” says Darlene Christiansen, Executive Director, Hospital Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that Keokuk Area Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal—to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”
“We are very proud of the recent Joint Commission survey results and continuing complete accreditation of KAH based on the hospital’s compliance with literally thousands of established standards for care and organizational structure,” stated Al Zastrow, CEO Keokuk Health Systems.
“We are especially proud of the almost 500 KAH associates who continually demonstrate and deliver the excellence in patient care and services to our patients and their families right here in Keokuk, the excellent physicians on our medical staff, and the enlightened and involved governance of our Board of Trustees. KAH continues to be a quality leader and a comprehensive community hospital model that can and does meet the medical needs of the communities we serve.”