JCAHO Statement

Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Accreditation means that Memorial Hospital has demonstrated compliance with national standards for patient safety and quality of care.

Memorial Hospital is genuinely concerned about performance improvement and patient safety. In response, the Board of Trustees and Administration have made the decision to invite the JCAHO to conduct a full survey of the Hospital.

Philosophically, Memorial Hospital views survey not as a one-time "inspection" of compliance with standards but rather a continual learning experience. We welcome the opportunity to have the quality and safety of care for our patients validated. If you have a concern about patient care or safety please let our management know by calling 574-647-7976 or writing to us at Patient Relations, 615 N Michigan Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601. We would like to address concerns as soon as possible.

Any recommendations for improvement or consultative advice are taken seriously. Proactive steps are initiated in concert with management, staff, and the medical staff under full view of the Board of Trustees.

If you feel we have not addressed your concerns on patient care and safety, you are invited to address those concerns to the JCAHO by visiting their web site at http://www.jcaho.org or calling (630) 792-5636.