Mahaska Health has been awarded full critical access hospital accreditation from the Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission has been the gold standard for accreditation of healthcare facilities for over 70 years, and Mahaska Health has been accredited by the Joint Commission for 47 years.

The facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by the Joint Commission and met the Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care programs worldwide and focuses on continually improving quality of care by setting the highest standards for health care throughout the world. In setting these standards, the Joint Commission consults doctors, nurses and quality and safety experts to review a hospital’s current standards and make recommendations for improvements.

By meeting these standards, Mahaska Health received the Gold Seal of Approval® – an internationally recognized symbol of quality. Their goal in achieving accreditation is to be able to serve the community to the best of their ability, show a commitment to excellence and provide care coordination for their patients.

The team at Mahaska Health continues to deliver the standards necessary for accreditation and are thankful for their team of caregivers and providers. Years of accreditation would not be possible without their dedication to patients, families and the community.

“Every day, our caregivers, clinical teams and administrative employees strive to provide the best patient-centered experience for our community members. Mahaska Health celebrates its 47th year of achieving the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval,” said Mahaska Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Timothy Breon. “This is a testament to the outstanding work of our team as they consistently go above and beyond to serve the community and expand access to safe and quality healthcare.”

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