Development and Public Relations
New York, NY – February 11, 2011 – C ommunity Healthcare Network (CHN) maintains the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ by demonstrating continued compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety.
“Receiving the favorable accreditation from the Joint Commission supports Community Healthcare Network’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality treatment and services to our patients,” said Catherine M. Abate, CHN president and CEO. “It’s an honor to berecognized for our dedication to excellence.”
The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of CHN in December 2010. The accreditation award recognizes CHN’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis. The original accreditation survey was conducted and approved in December 2007.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Community Healthcare Network
Community Healthcare Network (CHN) is a not-for-profit organization providing access to affordable, culturally-competent and comprehensive community-based primary care, mental health and social services for diverse populations in underserved communities throughout New York City. CHN serves more than 60,000 individuals a year who would otherwise have little or no access to critical health care. CHN is composed of nine health centers and one mobile health units. To learn more about CHN visit our website at www.chnnyc.org.