Ventura County Medical Center Accreditation Status
updated: Mar 02, 2017, 11:10 AM
Source: Ventura County Grand Jury
The Ventura County 2016-2017 Grand Jury has issued a report on the accreditation status of the Ventura
County Medical Center. Accreditation is a condition for hospital licensure in California and for reimbursement
by the Federal Government for services provided to patients insured under Medicare or Medi-Cal. Without
accreditation a hospital would have to close. The report includes the Medical Center, Santa Paula Hospital,
and related outpatient facilities. Basic accreditation is by the Joint Commission, formerly known as the Joint
Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
At the Joint Commission's last full survey in June, 2014 the hospital was approved for 3 years, the maximum
allowed. Subsequent follow-up reports have demonstrated satisfactory performance.
Hospitals may voluntarily seek accreditation from other national organizations. The Medical Center has
sought and received accreditation from at least 3 such organizations. These reports reveal a pattern of
continuous improvement in the quality of care.
The Grand Jury report commended the Ventura County Medical Center for its performance and dedication to
improving the quality of patient care.
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