ENNIS – Ennis Regional Medical Center 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 laboratories.

The accreditation award recognizes Ennis Regional Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Ennis Regional Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site survey in May. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Ennis Regional Medical Center for compliance with standards of care that directly affect the quality and safety of diagnostic services and patient care.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Ennis Regional Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," said Kevin Zachary, Chief Executive Officer at Ennis Regional Medical Center. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and we are happy Ennis Regional Medical Center successfully completed this challenge to elevate our standard of care and instill confidence in the community we serve.”

"With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Mike McCary, Interim Director of Laboratory Services at ERMC. “For our organization, achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s laboratory standards emphasize the results a laboratory should achieve instead of emphasizing the technical methods of performing testing, and were developed with input from professional laboratory organizations. Joint Commission standards address processes that follow laboratory specimens from the doctor’s order into the laboratory from specimen collection then back to the patient through result reporting, focusing on the provision of high quality, safe laboratory services integrated with patient care. These standards highlight the essential nature of laboratory services on the actual care and service delivery processes that contribute to and support the overall health care delivery system.

Ennis Regional Medical Center is a sixty bed acute care facility located in Ennis, Texas that exists to serve the City of Ennis and Ellis County in the provision of general acute care services. Ennis Regional Medical Center’s vision is to be the best at delivering excellent quality care and exceptional service.