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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa has announced it will undergo an accreditation survey later this month.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Navy Medical Inspector General will conduct a joint accreditation survey at the hospital Jan. 19-26.

The survey will evaluate the hospital’s compliance with nationally established joint commission and Navy standards, according to a hospital release.

Results will be used to determine whether accreditation should be given to the facility and the conditions under which accreditation will be given.

The hospital stated in the release that joint commission standards deal with “organizational quality of care issues” and the safety of the environment in which care is provided.

Any individual that believes he or she has pertinent, valid information about care at the Naval Hospital can request a public information interview with the joint commission’s field representatives.

Requests for an interview must be made in writing and sent to the joint commission no later than five working days before the survey begins.

The request should indicate the nature of the information to be provided and be mailed to: Division of Accreditation Operations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

Any concerns also may be brought to the attention of the Medical Inspector General by calling DSN 295-9019 or by e-mail at: medighotline@us.med.navy.mil.


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