PAULDING– Paulding County Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Critical Access Hospitals, Ambulatory Health Care and Clinical Laboratory Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Accreditation reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Paulding County Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Critical Access Hospitals, Ambulatory Health Care and Clinical Laboratory standards spanning several areas including: document and process control, environment of care, emergency management, infection prevention and control, information management, leadership, performance improvement, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

The standards for Clinical Laboratory are developed in accordance with The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations that include federal standards applicable to all U.S. facilities or sites that test human specimens for health assessment or to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease.

Paulding County Hospital is pleased to announce that our Accreditation for Critical Access Hospitals and Ambulatory Health Care is valid for 36 months, and the Clinical Laboratory Accreditation is valid for 24 months.

Paulding County Hospital is proud to continue to serve our communities, offering advancements in healthcare, close to home.