Over the years, the quality of military healthcare was bounced back and forth across the spectrum. Some facilities have been world renowned for their quality of healthcare provided to our service members. Others have left our service members without the quality of healthcare they so richly deserved. One of the benefits our service members are entitled to are healthcare benefits, for them and their dependents. Because of their grueling profession, they not only suffer from common ailments the rest of the public encounter, but they endure medical challenges that a person in their age group would not be expected to experience. Service members depend on a high quality of healthcare to ensure they can meet their military service obligations.
Achieving the Joint Commission Gold Seal
Recently, the hospital and five health clinics of the Jacksonville Naval hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation. The organization demonstrated continuous compliance with the high standards of The Joint Commission and quality success. The award recognizes the organization’s ability to provide the highest quality of healthcare for their naval community. The Joint Commission (an independent, nonprofit organization) is the nation’s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care. Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.
The Highest Expectations of Quality Success
The mission of the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, since its founding in 1941, is to heal the nation’s heroes and their families. The command is comprised of the Navy’s third largest hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient population (163,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen, and their families), about 85,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities.
The Naval Hospital at Jacksonville has not only earned this challenging accreditation, but it has earned the respect of the American people and the military members that they serve. This is one of the highest levels of quality success in healthcare.