Montgomery County Emergency Service Receives Joint Commission Accreditation
Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES) today announced it has received full accreditation by The Joint Commission (TJC), a nationally recognized health care accrediting body.
MCES, a 73-bed adult acute psychiatric hospital in West Norriton, was given a rigorous, comprehensive unannounced on-site survey by a team of TJC Surveyors that evaluated the inpatient facility and its 8-bed Crisis Residential Program (CRP) for compliance with standards of care applicable to hospitals as well as to the needs of behavioral health patients.
“Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Montgomery County Emergency Service for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves,” said Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission.
“Our staff and Board of Directors are committed to providing effective, safe, high-quality behavioral health care to Montgomery County and all of the communities that we serve,” said Rocio Nell, MD, CPE, MCES’s CEO/Medical Director. “Our Joint Commission accreditation acknowledges our commitment.”
The Joint Commission (TJC) seeks to improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations to assure and promote safe and effective care. The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and currently accredits over 4000 hospitals nationally.
TJC evaluates MCES every three years. MCES is also surveyed annually by the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Public Welfare.