Methodist Olive Branch Hospital Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Published On 11/18/2013

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® by the Joint Commission for demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

“Being awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest level of care for our patients,” said David Baytos, CEO, Methodist Olive Branch Hospital.

Methodist Olive Branch underwent a rigorous on-site survey by a team of Joint Commission surveyors who evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including, including provision of care, infection prevention, leadership, medication management and environment of care.

About 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 evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit 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

About Methodist Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is an integrated health care delivery system based in Memphis, Tenn.  Founded in 1918 by The United Methodist Church to help meet the growing needs for quality health care in the Mid-South, MLH has grown from one hospital into an eight-hospital system that also includes a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities and physician practices serving the Memphis and Mid-South area.

Methodist was recently named the best hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report, the #2 hospital in Tennessee, and #49 nationally in nephrology.  Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has consistently been named one of the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks in the country.

Affiliated with the Memphis, Mississippi and Arkansas Conferences of The United Methodist Church, Methodist Healthcare combines a dedication to the art of healing with a Christ-centered commitment to minister to the whole person.

The Memphis hospitals are licensed as one and with 1,765 licensed beds and about 60,000 inpatient admissions, Methodist is the third largest hospital in the country.  With 11,000 associates, Methodist is the second largest private employer in Memphis.  Methodist Le Bonheur’s major areas of focus are: cardiology, oncology, neurosciences, transplant, and pediatrics. For more information visit