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ETMC Tyler awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission

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TYLER, TX - By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety, ETMC Tyler has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.

"We are very proud of only having two direct recommendations," commented Bob Evans, administrator/CEO of ETMC Tyler. "It was noted by The Joint Commission that this is a very outstanding result."

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced on-site full survey at ETMC Tyler.

Evans says he's very proud of the team work by the staff to be accredited by The Joint Commission. "We view obtaining this accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence. We are very excited to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ because it reflects ETMC's commitment to patient safety and quality of care."

"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 Mark Pelletier, RN, executive director, hospital programs, accreditation and certification services, The Joint Commission. "East Texas should be proud that ETMC Tyler is focusing on the most challenging goal—to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels."

The award of accreditation is for three years.

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