contributed….Tomah Memorial Hospital continues to meet national standards for health care quality and safety.  The hospital has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation for the twenty-seventh consecutive year. Hospital Quality and Compliance Director Shelly Egstad, says even though the process is voluntary, it is a rigorous procedure involving hundreds of standards to ensure a culture of excellence twenty-four hours a day….seven days a week.   The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Tomah Memorial earlier this year.  The Commission evaluates and accredits more than  nineteen-thousand health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than ten-thousand hospitals.