Mariners Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Mariners Hospital Awarded Critical Access Hospital Accreditation from the Joint Commission

April 6, 2023

TAVERNIER, FL - April 6, 2023 - Baptist Health Mariners Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. 

Baptist Health Mariners Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite full resurvey on January 18 – 20, 2023. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital standards spanning several areas including patient care, 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 health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews. 

“As a heath 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, R.N., interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Baptist Health Mariners Hospital for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.” 

“We are proud to again achieve The Gold Seal® of Approval from The Joint Commission,” said Drew Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health’s Mariners Hospital. “Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals in the communities we serve and receiving this is a testament to our team’s dedication, commitment, and hard work. We look forward to continuing to deliver safe, high-quality and compassionate care.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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