Monday, January 23, 2017

Jersey Community Hospital Awarded Hospital & Laboratory Services Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Jersey Community Hospital today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital and Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 
Jersey Community Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on September 12th. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors conducted onsite observations and interviews. The Joint Commission awarded Jersey Community Hospital for a three-year period.
            JCH Laboratory Services was evaluated on compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, healthcare-associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. The surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews. JCH Laboratory Services were awarded for a two-year cycle.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals and labs with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals and labs enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Jersey Community Hospital for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
“Jersey Community Hospital and the JCH Laboratory Services are pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jon Wade, CEO at Jersey Community Hospital. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital and lab standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Recent Additions to the Jersey Community Hospital Board of Directors

Jersey Community Hospital recently welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors,
Zach Crawford and Therese Macias.

Zach Crawford is a lifelong resident of Jersey County, graduating from Jersey Community High School in 2009.  After graduating from high school, Zach went on to obtain his Associates of Applied Science at Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  Zach has been employed at Crawford Funeral Home since his graduation.
Professionally, Therese Macias is currently the Public Health Administrator at the Jersey County Health Department.  Therese holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing as well as a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration and has held numerous nursing positions before entering into administration. Therese, also a longtime resident of Jersey County, has been married nearly 41 years to Andy Macias.  The couple has three children and thirteen grandchildren. Therese enjoys singing at her church.
Jersey Community Hospital would like to welcome Zach and Therese and thank them for their continued service to the Jersey County community.

Other Board of Directors at Jersey Community Hospital are Bill Strang, Bill Rice, Barb VanWalleghen, Mary Kirbach, Joe Soer, Randy Newberry and Dean Heneghan.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

JCH Hires New Information Technology Director

Jersey Community Hospital (JCH) recently hired Shane Winters as the new director of Information Technology. Winters comes to Jersey Community Hospital from St. Louis University where he was Manager of Server and Storage Operations.  He was responsible for the strategic and architectural direction of all enterprise information systems ensuring continued compliance for the University’s server systems in governmental regulations and for the daily operations of the University’s academic and clinical systems.
Shane has over 20 years of Information Technology experience staring with Karmak in Carlinville, IL where he traveled North America rolling out their business systems to various trucking companies.  He then worked for Smurfit-Stone where he moved up the ranks from deploying desktops, tier 3 server support to automating the build and patching process for all servers traveling throughout North America.

“Technology is so vital in the healthcare industry and I am excited to bring my expertise to JCH” stated Winters.  “This is a great opportunity, I am anxious to enhance the technological capabilities for the physicians, staff and patients.”

Shane has been a lifelong resident of Jerseyville where he married his high school sweetheart Andrea (Hill) Winters.  Shane and Andrea have three children Hayden, Brooklyn, and Davis.  In his spare time, Shane likes to attend his children’s sporting events as well as assisting on the family farm, hunting, fishing and golfing.