Galveston County clinic awarded new accreditation from The Joint Commission

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Galveston County clinic awarded new accreditation from The Joint Commission (KTRK)

A Galveston clinic at the center of a recent disease scare has passed a recent survey from The Joint Commission.

The Coastal Health and Wellness was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care accreditation.

"Coastal Health & Wellness is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission," said Kathy Barroso, interim CHW executive director, in a release. "Staff have worked diligently on training and have worked together to develop and implement processes that will provide quality care to our community."

In March, an accreditation survey found gaps/breaches in policies or procedures. The Galveston County Health District said poor sterilization procedures led to the potential Hepatitis C exposure crisis at Coastal Health and Wellness.

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