August 15, 2019
UPMC Susquehanna Muncy Receives Joint Commission Accreditation
UPMC Susquehanna Muncy recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its health care quality and safety. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
“Accreditation signifies the exceptional care and services provided at UPMC Susquehanna Muncy,” said Andrea Reed, director of nursing, UPMC Susquehanna Muncy. “Our team members continuously work together to develop and implement innovative approaches to care, allowing us to offer comprehensive services right here in our community.”
Critical Access Hospitals are hospitals identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as having met, or eligible to meet, the following conditions:
- Maintains no more than 25 total beds, including both acute care and/or swing beds.
- Keeps patients hospitalized 96 hours or less.
- Has received authorization to become a Critical Access Hospital from the state office of rural health.
UPMC Susquehanna Muncy has a strong legacy caring for the community for nearly 100 years and provides comprehensive services including primary, emergency, and inpatient care; laboratory and imaging services; and general surgery, orthopaedics, cardiology, and podiatry.