Quality Management and Accreditation
Our Commitment to Healthcare, Quality and Safety
Lyster Army Health Clinic has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. "In an effort to be as transparent as possible, Lyster Army Health Clinic, in coordination with the Military Health System, is voluntarily making several quality and safety measures public. For civilian healthcare systems, participation is voluntary. Therefore you might not be able to find the same measures published by your local civilian facilities."
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization which sets the standards by which healthcare quality is measured in America and around the world, and evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 15,000 healthcare organizations.
Approximately 80 percent of the nation's hospitals are currently accredited by The Joint Commission.
To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of The Joint Commission healthcare professionals, at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization's performance in areas which affect patient care. Accreditation may then be awarded based on how well the organization met The Joint Commission standards.
The Joint Commission standards address the hospital's performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner and in a secure environment.
Patients with patient care and safety concerns which have not been addressed by the hospital may contact The Joint Commission by calling (800) 994-6610.