The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations today decided to pull the accreditation of Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington effective immediately. The step is the final accreditation action by the organization, after on-site evaluations done in January and February during which the hospital was found not to be in compliance with 11 of 45 measures used by the JCAHO. The organization issued a preliminary denial in March followed by revocation of accreditation in June, which Greater Southeast appealed. After reviewing materials from the hospital, the Board Appeal Review Committee handed down its decision. Last week, Greater Southeast finalized an agreement with the District of Columbia Department of Health on a consent agreement, preventing the facility from losing its operating license. Hospital officials did not have an immediate response to the JCAHO's decision. -- by Tony Fong
JCAHO pulls Greater Southeast's accreditation
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