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Marshall Browning Hospital awarded Critical Access Hospital and Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission

DUQUOIN, IL, August 23, 2023 – Marshall Browning Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation and Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Marshall Browning Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on April 18-20, 2023. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a health care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with health care organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions, and rigorous standards,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Marshall Browning Hospital for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.”

Hospital CEO Dan Eaves added “I am extremely proud of our hospital staff. We strive every day to deliver the highest level of safety and quality care. Achieving Joint Commission accreditation demonstrates the excellence patients can expect when they seek care at our hospital. Our staff and leadership are committed to a system of continuous improvement in the health care services we provide to our patients.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

About Marshall Browning Hospital. Marshall Browning Hospital is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital located at 900 North Washington Street in Du Quoin. Founded in 1919, it provides a broad range of services to citizens of Perry County and the surrounding communities. The hospital provides 25 private patient rooms, 24-hour physician-staffed emergency care, advanced cardiac and stroke care, general medical-surgical care, and 20 specialty clinic providers. It also offers a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, Marshall Browning Medical Clinic, Family Health Center, East Medical Clinic, and Urgent Care Clinic. The hospital offers Marshall Browning Estates, a 15-unit independent living facility for seniors. Learn more at
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