GEFCC Successfully Completes 5th Unannounced Joint Commission Survey

On June 26th, 2019 the nation’s premier body for assessing the quality and safety of care provided to patients fully renewed GEFCC’s accreditation for Ambulatory Care and re-certified GEFCC as a Primary Care Medical Home, recognizing our continued excellence in the provision of quality care.

In addition to our full accreditation and re-certification, we were also determined to be fully compliant with all the National Patient Safety Goals!

The Joint Commission measures Health Center performance against more than 250 ambulatory care Standards with over 1,000 Elements of Performance.  The survey was conducted by 2 surveyors and 1 observer, with each surveyor having over 15 years of experience with The Joint Commission surveying organizations like GEFCC.  The surveyors repeatedly commented on GEFCC’s ongoing ‘great work’, beautiful facilities, warm and helpful staff.

The surveyors were also very complimentary of our staff’s understanding of ‘why’ we do the things that we do.  They repeatedly noted the obvious compassion, pride, dedication and commitment of GEFCC’s professionals, with clear evidence of the collective embracing our mission and values.

The outcome of this past Joint Commission survey is a testament to GEFCC’s commitment to excellence and quality.  We thank all our staff for working hard every day to consistently implement our policies and ensure that we are achieving our mission of providing quality and affordable health care for all, including those without the ability to pay.