NEWS | May 16, 2018

Navy Medical Inspector General to visit Naval Health Clinic Charleston

Naval Health Clinic Public Affairs

The Joint Commission and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Medical Inspector General will conduct a joint accreditation survey of Naval Health Clinic Charleston May 21-24, 2018.

           

The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate Naval Health Clinic Charleston’s compliance with nationally established Joint Commission and United States Navy standards. The survey results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded to NHCC.

           

Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the Joint Commission's field representatives or the BUMED IG at the time of the survey. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process.

           

Patients and staff members may contact a Joint Commission surveyor during the Joint Commission Survey and request a public information interview via email at www.jointcommision.org, or in person on the 2nd deck in room 2253 (HR Conference Room).

           

Concerns may also be brought to the attention of the Medical Inspector General by calling the MEDINSGEN Hotline at 800-637-6175, DSN: 295-9019 or via email at: NavyMEDIGHotline@mail.mil.

           

Naval Health Clinic Charleston is located in the 188,000 square foot John G. Feder Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic on the Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, Goose Creek, S.C. NHCC provides a wide range of services, including a National Committee for Quality Assurance certified Medical Home Port program for Family Practice, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine patients; dermatology; ophthalmology; ambulatory non-interventional cardiology; physical therapy; optometry; and a wide variety of wellness programs for about 17,000 service members, family members and veterans, annually. For more information visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/chas.