Local hospital and ER facility score high marks

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Medical Center of Lewisville’s Flower Mound Emergency Center has not only earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, but has earned a perfect score, according to hospital officials.

“We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patient’s safety and quality care,” said Michelle Underwood, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN Director of Operations at FMEC. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”

The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Flower Mound Emergency Center. 

The accreditation award recognizes Flower Mound Emergency Center’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.

In addition, Medical Center of Lewisville has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its inpatient diabetes program by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

The hospital, which celebrates 35 years in the community in March, is the first facility in Denton County to receive this certification and is one of only three certified programs in the state.

In addition to inpatient diabetes management, Medical Center of Lewisville also offers an outpatient Diabetes Self Management Program. Learn more at www.lewisvillemedical.com.

Flower Mound Emergency Center opened in the fall of 2009 and provides emergency services for both ambulance and walk-in patients 24 hours a day. Learn more at www.fmemergency.com.

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