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University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s three medical centers, University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Cambridge; University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown; and University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals.

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

The three hospitals individually underwent rigorous unannounced on-site surveys. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the facilities for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, these hospitals have demonstrated their commitment to the highest level of care for their patients,” Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, COO of the Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations at The Joint Commission, said in a news release. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend UM Shore Regional Health for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the five counties that its three medical centers serve.”

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