Chase Brexton Health Care has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory and Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Chase Brexton underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review earlier this year. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with ambulatory health care and behavioral health standards spanning several areas including environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
Preparation for the Joint Commission review involved hundreds of staff members at all five Chase Brexton centers, as well as ongoing dedication toward maintaining the organization’s standards.
“We are honored to once again meet the Joint Commission’s high standards of quality patient care and efficient operations,” said Alice Sliwka, Vice President of Quality and Clinical Services for Chase Brexton Health Care. “The Joint Commission’s reviewers were again complimentary of our staff, quality of care, and special mission to the community. I want to thank all of our staff members who operate in a state of readiness for the Joint Commission’s visit to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients and the community we serve.”
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Chase Brexton for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.