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Northern Oswego County Health Services Awarded Accreditation From Joint Commission

Pulaski, NY – Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc., operator of the Pulaski Health Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations.

The accreditation award recognizes NOCHSI’s dedication to continuous compliance with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

NOCHSI underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in May 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated NOCHSI for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

Since 1975, the Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards for outpatient ambulatory care organizations. Nearly 1,900 freestanding ambulatory care organizations maintain Joint Commission accreditation.

“Organizations that strive for accreditation in ambulatory care from the Joint Commission are demonstrating the highest commitment to quality and safety to their patients, staff and their community,” said Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, the Joint Commission. “I commend NOCHSI for successfully achieving this pinnacle and for its dedication to continually improving patient care.”

“We recognize Joint Commission accreditation as the Gold Seal for providing safe, high quality patient care. Achieving accreditation from the Joint Commission is a team effort that will bring confidence to our patients and give us a framework to provide the best care possible,” said Daniel Dey, NOCHSI’s CEO.

The Joint Commission’s ambulatory care standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of an ambulatory care organization. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

NOCHSI operates the Pulaski Health Center at 61 Delano St., and four school-based health centers located in the APW, Pulaski and Sandy Creek school districts.

The Pulaski Health Center is a family-oriented health care practice that provides Northern Oswego and Southern Jefferson County residents with a variety of comprehensive health care and related services.

All major insurances are accepted, and a sliding fee scale discount program is available for eligible patients.

For additional information on the services provided through Pulaski Health Center, contact 298-6564 or visit www.pulaskihealthcenter.org