Jameson Hospital Awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
New Castle, PA – October 27, 2011 – By meeting the explicit national standards for health care quality and safety, Jameson Hospitalhas been recognized by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States, with a Gold Seal of Approval for the Hospital Accredidation Program and Home Care Accredidation Program of Jameson Hospice for a 36-month period beginning July 2011. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit, national body that oversees the safety and quality of health care in accredited organizations, evaluating and inspiring them to excel providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
Debbie Perretta, Director Quality Management Services, Jameson Health System shares, “Jameson Hospital and Jameson Hospice underwent a rigorous, unannounced week-long, on-site survey this past July. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Jameson Hospital and Hospice for compliance with standards of care specific to leadership, medication management and the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control.” Mrs. Perretta adds, “The Joint Commission Standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients and are recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).”
Jameson Health System’s Medical Staff President, Paul Wawrzynski, II., M.D.comments, “Joint Commission standards provide guidance and support to ensure that we are following best practices in the care we provide to our patients. Our re-accreditation is testament of our dedication to follow these nationally-defined standards to deliver accountable patient care, quality and safety within our hospital.”
Doug Danko, President and CEO, applauds the efforts of health system staff for their strong clinical performance and delivery of quality care that has earned this national accredidation. “We understand that safety and quality are what matter most to our patients. Jameson has made a commitment to embrace The Joint Commission standards to remain at the forefront of the highest healthcare quality and safety practices delivered in the country.”
“Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Jameson for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standards of care and instill confidence in the community it serves,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Executive Director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Jameson Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients.”
For more information about quality awards and recognition received by Jameson Health System, visit: www.jamesonhealth.org/quality.