WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES ACCREDITATION WITH COMMENDATION FROM JOINT COMMISSION ON THE ACCREDITATION OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
(Extensions of Remarks - December 19, 1998)

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WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES ACCREDITATION WITH COMMENDATION 
 FROM JOINT COMMISSION ON THE ACCREDITATION OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, December 18, 1998

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the notable 
achievements of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (WHMC) in Brooklyn, New 
York. As a 1998 recipient of an Accreditation with Commendation from 
the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 
the Nation's oldest and largest accrediting body, WHMC has been 
recognized as a superior health care provider.
  This Accreditation with Commendation is a significant achievement 
that recognizes WHMC's exemplary performance for providing quality care 
in the borough of Brooklyn. Formed in 1951, the Joint Commission 
evaluated and accredits almost 11,000 hospitals and home care agencies, 
and over 7,000 other health care organizations.
  As the Representative of the 10th Congressional District of Brooklyn, 
I am extremely proud of these dedicated men and women. Under the 
vigorous leadership of Dominick J. Gio, President and CEO, WHMC is 
poised to lead the nation into the new millennium. WHMC employees at 
both the main campus and ambulatory sites go the extra mile on a daily 
basis in order to provide the best possible health care to its 
patients. This award highlights the fact that WHMC is a shining star in 
the world of healthcare.

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  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I ask my colleagues to join 
me in saluting Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for its tremendous 
achievement.

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