Babwin, Don
May 1998
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;05/20/98, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p57
Trade Publication
Reports that American Legion Hospital in Crowley, Louisiana rejected the United States Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and adopted the International Organization for Standardization 9000 series (ISO 9000) standards. Provisions of the ISO 9000 standards; Comments from Leonard Spears, chief executive officer of American Legion; Cost of ISO 9000 to American Legion; Interest of Pulaski Community Hospital in Virginia in ISO 9000 certification.


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