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FastMed awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for healthcare quality, safety standards

Raleigh, NC (Feb. 15, 2024) – FastMed has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Care for its high standards of healthcare quality and safety. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects FastMed’s commitment to providing safe and high-quality patient care across its 55 centers.

This distinction sets FastMed apart from other urgent care providers. While 80% of hospitals in the U.S. have this accreditation, FastMed is one of the few urgent care operators in North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. FastMed was first awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission in 2014 and is now accredited through 2026.


“In my brief time with FastMed, I’ve already seen that our team consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the highest standard of care in our centers and for the patients they serve, and The Joint Commission accreditation reflects their commitment to excellence in healthcare,” said Jim Moffett, CEO of FastMed. “We’re proud to have received this award for the fourth consecutive time.”


The Joint Commission accreditation process follows meticulous reviews of health and safety standards in healthcare settings. As part of its rigorous process, The Joint Commission evaluated individual FastMed clinics for compliance with ambulatory care standards spanning several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, laboratory, provision of care, and patient access, rights and responsibilities.


“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer of The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend FastMed for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity and compassion for all patients.”


The Joint Commission’s ambulatory care standards include more than 300 standards that incorporate over 1,000 individual elements with related goals that must be achieved by organizations to be approved for accreditation. These standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, and are driven by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. An important part of the survey process is achieved when surveyors conduct unannounced onsite observations and interviews with staff who are responsible for achieving all standard-related goals.


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About FastMed

FastMed is a leading provider of high-quality, convenient, affordable, and compassionate healthcare in 34 counties across North Carolina. FastMed serves both urban and rural communities across the state with a wide range of care options, including preventive, telemedicine, occupational health, and primary and urgent care. FastMed is one of the few urgent care providers in the nation that has earned The Joint Commission’s coveted Gold Seal of Approval® for quality, safety, and infection control in ambulatory healthcare. For more information, visit

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