PCGH Accredited by the Joint Commission


Pointe Coupee General Hospital is proud to announce that it has been accredited by The Joint Commission which has surveyed this organization and found it to meet the requirements for the Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program.

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval is given only to facilities that demonstrate continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. This marks the second time that Pointe Coupee General Hospital has been accredited for the Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program by the Joint Commission.

Pointe Coupee General Hospital is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation.
— Chad Olinde, CEO

Pointe Coupee General Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in early June of 2018. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention, infection control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.