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Virginia Mason gets back accreditation

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Virginia Mason Medical Center.

The Joint Commission has given full accreditation back to Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center four months after it failed to comply with standards set for U.S. hospitals.

On Sept. 17, the  commission upgraded the hospital’s status Sept. 17 from contingent to full accreditation after a site visit Sept. 16.

Unannounced Joint Commission visits  found that Virginia Mason was out of compliance in 29 areas, ranging from conducting fire drills and reducing risk of infection from medical equipment to providing an environment with no risk of  ‘immediate threat to life.”’ The last, of course, sounded quite ominous.

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