Keesler Medical Center passes inspection with flying colors
By Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl, 81st Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 09, 2016
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --
The 81st Medical Group retained its accreditation for another three years by The Joint Commission after their inspection concluded on Jan. 29, 2016.
“We did fantastic,” said Maj. Andrew Rohrer, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pathologist. “We received a couple of best practice nods on the national level and were told we were one of the best hospitals that the inspector has seen nationally.”
Keesler Medical Center is one of over 21,000 hospitals going through these inspections which include over 2,000 different criteria that the inspectors look over to make sure the hospitals are in compliance.
“The hospital did so well that The Joint Commission team leader said we are a remarkably functional hospital and she would love to work here,” said Lt. Col. Julie Pierce, 81st MDG quality operations director.
Keesler Medical Center also received letters from the Surgeon General of the Air Force, the Deputy Surgeon General and the Air Force Medical Operations Agency commander congratulating the 81st MDG on how well they performed during the inspection.
“The entire organization demonstrated the work we do extremely well,” said Col. Tom Harrell, 81st MDG commander. “Each Airman is responsible for our success!”