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Bergen Regional Medical Center Re-Accredited by Joint Commission

Bergen Regional Medical Center Receives Joint Commission Re-Accreditation during Recent Survey

(Paramus, NJ) The Joint Commission recently completed its unannounced and thorough re-accreditation survey of the entire Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) facility, including laboratory services and long term care division. The Commission is an independent organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

Bergen Regional was noted for its “outstanding” performance for a hospital and long term care facility of its size, diversity, and complexity and Commission surveyors stated the results for BRMC are amongst the best seen so far this year. Nationwide, only six percent of long term care facilities pursue accreditation with The Joint Commission.

“We’re pleased that The Joint Commission recognized and documented the passion and commitment the staff at Bergen Regional has for delivering high quality, safe care to our patients,” said BRMC President Joseph S. Orlando. “I’d like to thank our entire staff for working together to consistently and expediently provide the Commission’s surveyors with the information and assistance they needed to create a final report that accurately and fully reflects the high level of care we deliver on a regular basis.”

The Joint Commission survey consisted of a seven member team that spent one week at BRMC. Surveyors met with staff and reviewed the inpatient units, operating rooms, emergency rooms, ambulatory care programs, behavioral health division, pharmacy, laboratory, and long term care division. The full survey includes assessments of the hospital’s process of care, documentation, physical plant, quality management, emergency preparedness, and several other facets of the hospital. Bergen Regional Medical Center undergoes a full accreditation survey every three years and the laboratory is surveyed every two years.

July 12, 2011
Contact: Donnalee Corrieri
(201) 225-7141