Our Committment to Healthcare Quality and Safety
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization which sets the standards by which healthcare quality is measured in America and around the world, and evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 15,000 healthcare organizations.
Approximately 80 percent of the nation's hospitals are currently accredited by The Joint Commission.
To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of The Joint Commission healthcare professionals, at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization's performance in areas which affect patient care. Accreditation may then be awarded based on how well the organization met The Joint Commission standards.This on-site review at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital took place in March 2015.
The Joint Commission standards address the hospital's performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner and in a secure environment.
Patients with patient care and safety concerns which have not been addressed by the hospital may contact The Joint Commission by calling (800) 994-6610.
The Quality Management Team
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's Quality Management team includes various departments which are focused on ensuring the highest standards of patient care and safety are met throughout the organization. Departments within the Quality Management team which may be of assistance to our patients include:
The HIPAA Compliance Office
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Compliance office
works to avoid improper disclosures of patient information, and to
ensure proper management and oversight should an improper disclosure
occur. Patients who believe their health information privacy rights, or
another patient's privacy rights have been violated may file a complaint
with the hospital's HIPAA Officer. Complaints may also be filed if
other violations of the Privacy and Security Rule occur.