HIGHWOOD — Highland Park Nursing & Rehab has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality, and patient and resident safety in nursing home care. The accreditation award recognizes Highland Park Nursing & Rehab’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state of the art standards. Highland Park Nursing & Rehab underwent a rigorous on-site survey in September 2013.
A Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated Highland Park Nursing & Rehab for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and residents, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Highland Park Nursing & Rehab has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients and residents that goes above and beyond federal and state requirements,” says Gina Zimmermann, M.S., executive director, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Highland Park Nursing & Rehab for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
The Joint Commission’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program was established in 1966 and today accredits nearly 1,000 organizations offering nursing and rehabilitation services. The Joint Commission’s standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and residents and the management of nursing and rehabilitation centers. The standards are developed in consultation with industry experts, providers, measurement experts and consumers.
“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Heather Levine, Administrator. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”
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.
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