Grady Health System has received full Joint Commission accreditation for Grady Memorial Hospital, Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center, and the health system’s behavioral health program. The gold seal of approval was earned following an unannounced visit from a team of Joint Commission surveyors November 4, 2008.
An accreditation survey in November 2007 resulted in several “Recommendations For Improvement,” and a conditional accreditation status for the health system. Those recommendations were addressed to the complete satisfaction of the commission and full accreditation status was granted.
“The results of The Joint Commission survey are proof positive of the new Grady doing it right, doing it effectively, and doing it in the spirit of community leading to the provision of the best quality care for its patients,” said Michael A. Young, president and CEO of Grady Health System. “Full accreditation from The Joint Commission is validation for us that our on-going efforts to meet and exceed national health care and patient safety goals have been successful,” added Young.
“Grady’s transformation is on track,” says Young, evidenced by the purchase of $20 million worth of cutting edge technology digital imaging equipment. The first major installation will be a cardiac catheterization laboratory, which will be operational in early January.