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      Pampa Regional Medical Center gets national accreditation

      The Pampa Regional Medical Center earned a national accreditation by the Joint Commission on Health Care Accreditation. They were found the center to meet safety and patient care standards.

      ??When we bought the hospital in June, there was a lot of work that needed to be done on the hospital itself. We put in about twelve million into the building,?? said Brad Morse, Pampa Regional Medical Center CEO.

      Since June, things such as plumbing, electricity equipment were updated. The evaluation was a week long process. Different parts of the medical center were evaluated and monitored.

      The preparation for the accreditation, however, took about a year.

      ??It's many, many, many hours of work, it's not just work at one time. It's every day, all the time, making sure we're providing the best quality care that we can,?? Morse said.

      Twilla Thomas, Director of Nurses, said this process took the effort of the and entire hospital.

      "It takes every one of the staff members here. It takes every nurse, every ancillary service. We all participate... working hard every day to keep our accreditation,?? Thomas said.

      The accreditation is valid for three years. After the three years is up, PRMC will go through the same accreditation process.