Emergence Health Network (EHN) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for 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.
Emergence Health Network recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
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 Emergence Health Network for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“We are very proud to get this honor again and earn the re-accreditation from The Joint Commission. The care and safety of our clients is a top priority and getting that Gold Seal is proof that our performance standards are held at a very high level,” said Kristi Daugherty, Emergence Health Network Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the hard work of our employees to ensure we meet and often exceed those expectations in quality care.”