December 03, 2018


WESTWOOD, New Jersey (December 3, 2018) – Pascack Valley Medical Center announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The Sepsis Certification is the third award given to Pascack Valley Medical Center by the Joint Commission in 2018.

The Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in November. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with Sepsis specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

“I am so proud to announce our third disease specific certification this year by The Joint Commission,” stated Emily Holliman, CEO of Pascack Valley Medical Center. “This certification continues to reinforce our commitment to the community and further demonstrates the outstanding, safe care that our healthcare providers deliver to the Pascack Valley region.”

Pascack Valley Medical Center underwent two previous surveys in 2018. The Hospital was successfully re-awarded certification in the areas of Orthopedics and Stroke. The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas: Compliance with consensus-based national standards; Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center

Pascack Valley Medical Center is a 128-bed, full-service, acute-care community hospital, located in Westwood, NJ providing the same nationally recognized quality care for which Hackensack Meridian Health is known. The hospital features, a brand new Emergency Department, state-of-the-art maternity center, a women’s imaging center, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, center for joint replacement, wound care center, and an intensive/critical care unit.

Pascack Valley Medical Center is also the only hospital in Bergen County with all private rooms at no additional cost to the patient. This inpatient hospital acts as an anchor to many in-demand, outpatient services such as radiology, women’s health and same day surgery. Find the kind of care you’ve been looking for at Pascack Valley Medical Center. For more, please visit

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

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