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Rice Hospital earns accreditation from Joint Commission

WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

Rice underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in December. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated Rice for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The physical plant also is surveyed to ensure that all life safety standards are met.

The hospital earned accreditation through 2014. Rice has been voluntarily accredited by The Joint Commission since 1964.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations. The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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