SFH-Memphis Receives Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval 

Saint Francis Hospital Receives Joint Commission’s

Gold Seal of Approval for Health Care Quality and Safety

(Memphis, TENN – September 26, 2011) Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis 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. The accreditation award recognizes Saint Francis Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

"Our staff’s commitment to provide high quality health care is a key element in achieving Joint Commission accreditation," said David Archer, Saint Francis Hospital President and CEO. "I am proud of their hard work, compassion and dedication to patient care.”

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Saint Francis Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission.  “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Saint Francis Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.