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SLCH Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

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Newburgh, NY – St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) 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 SLCH's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

SLCH underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey from January 28 - February 1, 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated SLCH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"Our Joint Commission accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to providing quality care at St Luke's Cornwall Hospital on a day-to-day basis." Our focus is on the patient and their family" to provide healthcare services that promote their health and wellbeing." said Mary Kelley, Vice President, Quality Management. Achieving Joint Commission accreditation for our organization, is a another step toward achieving excellence and continually improving the care we provide."

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.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and aspires to excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH offers comprehensive cardiac, stroke, cancer, orthopedic services and a full range of other clinical offerings.