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South Shore Hospital Earns Full Accreditation from The Joint Commission

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
April 28, 2010
(781) 624-8970

South Weymouth, Mass., April 28, 2010 -- South Shore Hospital was recently awarded full accreditation from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading health care accreditation agency. Following an unannounced, comprehensive onsite evaluation of all its systems and processes, South Shore Hospital earned maximum three-year accreditation for all hospital, outpatient and home health services.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies hospitals and health care organizations across the United States. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting the highest performance standards and to continuously working to improve health care for the public.

“The Joint Commission surveyors were impressed with the collegiality and professionalism they observed throughout our organization,” said Timothy Quigley, RN, MBA, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer for South Shore Hospital "Our colleagues across South Shore Hospital are dedicated to working tirelessly with our patients and their families as we continue to meet and exceed the Joint Commission’s accreditation standards for 2010 and beyond.”

Accreditation is earned for a three-year period, after which, the Joint Commission will perform another review for re-accreditation.

South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. Please call (781) 624-MORE (6673) or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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