June 12, 2015
Contact: Debbie Mosbacher 832.408.7999 email@example.com
ACCREDITED HOSPICES OF AMERICA AWARDED GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
HOUSTON, TX, JUNE 12, 2015, Accredited Hospices of America today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Accredited Hospices of America underwent a rigorous on-site survey in June, 2015. During the survey, compliance with hospice care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership.
Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Hospice Accreditation program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high quality care and services. Accreditation by The Joint Commission and the gold seal serve as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care.”
Accredited Hospices of America is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jerry Mosbacher, Administrator, Accredited Hospices of America. “Staff
from across our organization continue to work together to strengthen the continuum of care and to deliver and maintain optimal hospice services for those in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s hospice standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, home care providers and researchers, as well as industry experts, purchasers and consumers. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Accredited Hospices of America in Houston, Texas is a leading provider of hospice care and our goal is to provide the best and most comprehensive hospice care services available. Hospice care is not a standardized service; therefore, hospices cannot, and do not, provide the same level of care. We are different from other hospices in the Houston area because of our dedication to excellence and the inclusion of families in our care plans.