By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Hygieia Home Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. Hygieia Home Health, which provides home health care services, received the accreditation award after The Joint Commission found that it had demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for home care organizations.
“In becoming accredited, Hygieia Home Health was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of home care services,” says Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. ”Achieving accreditation demonstrates Hygieia’s commitment to provide high quality and safe care to its patients.”
David Zalopany, CEO/Administrator says Joint Commission accreditation shows that “we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to be the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence.”
He notes that accreditation is attainable only through the cooperation and communication among staff members. “Everyone here at Hygieia Home Health plays a valuable role in working to meet the standards. They’re proud to work in an accredited organization,” says David Zalopany. “They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission team.”
For more information about the Joint Commission, visit www.jointcommission.org.