Welia Health awarded Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

Welia Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital 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.

Welia Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review from January 20-22, 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with accreditation program standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, the COVID-19 pandemic response and patient rights.

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 Welia Health for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“Welia Health is incredibly proud to receive this accreditation from The Joint Commission. The staff at Welia Health are committed to creating new and or streamlining processes that positively impact patient care,” comments Ellen Ryan, MSN, RN, Chief Quality Officer. 

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.