Texas Tech Physicians Take the Gold

The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval was awarded to Texas Tech Physicians of Lubbock.

The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Texas Tech Physicians of Lubbock has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations.

Steven L. Berk, M.D., executive vice president, provost and School of Medicine dean, said a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Texas Tech Physicians for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“Achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission is a team effort that will bring confidence to our patients and give us a framework to provide the best care possible,” Berk said. “We seek accreditation of our organization because we want to be the best.

"We view receiving this Gold Seal of Approval™ as another step toward excellence and validation of our work by this recognized external review body.”

Since 1975, The Joint Commission has developed standards for outpatient ambulatory care organizations. Organizations that strive for accreditation in ambulatory care from The Joint Commission must demonstrate the highest commitment to quality and safety to their patients, staff and their community.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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