Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation

Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation

ORANGEBURG, SC - March 31, 2022 - Regional Medical Center (RMC) of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The three-year accreditation was received on March 16th.

What does Accreditation mean?

Accreditation means RMC staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care.

Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the top level gold standard in health care. The goal of the Joint Commission evaluation was to meet the rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. Specially trained health professionals who are experts in their fields visited RMC to conduct a review that monitors staff in many areas including: • providing a safe environment for your care • educating you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment • protecting your rights as a patient, including your privacy rights • evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment • protecting you against infection • plan for emergency situations.

“We are very happy to receive the Joint Commission accreditation. It’s indicative that we have been working very hard every day to improve the reputation and the quality of care for RMC. This is truly evidenced by our successful accreditation by the Joint Commission,” said David Southerland, RMC President/CEO. Rev. Dr. Caesar Richburg, Chairman, RMC Board of Trustees, recognized the complete passage of the Joint Commission review documenting RMC’s high quality care. He congratulated Southerland and his senior leadership team in achieving this important milestone.

“We commend Regional Medical Center for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission.