Hospice of San Joaquin accredited with Joint Commission’s Gold Seal
We are proud to announce that Hospice of San Joaquin has received 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 safety in hospice care,” stated Stephen Guasco, Chief Executive Director, Hospice of San Joaquin.
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval is earned following a rigorous industry standards assessment that includes an unannounced on-site survey. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Hospice of San Joaquin for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
Since 1987 Hospice of San Joaquin has voluntarily open their doors to the Joint Commission as an unbiased way to ensure that our patients and their families receive the highest quality of care possible.
“This [Joint Commission] accreditation offers our community a professional review of the agency’s practices while guiding our team to the continual improvement of the care we provide,” explained Rebecca Burnett, RN, Chief Clinical Officer at Hospice of San Joaquin.
The Joint Commission is an independent not-for-profit organization, which accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
“We encourage our community to look for the Joint Commission’s seal of approval when the need of hospice care arrives,” concluded Guasco.
For nearly 35 years, San Joaquin County patients and their families have had the Hospice benefit in the area. Today, Hospice of San Joaquin is closer to our county residents following the established three offices located in Lodi, Stockton and Manteca.
Hospice of San Joaquin offers an interdisciplinary team patients who need the next level of care when cure is no longer an option. The team provides quality care specialized in ensuring that a plan of comprehensive care: professional, medical, social, spiritual and emotional, is available for patients, family and caregivers.
Hospice of San Joaquin encourages the community to do a quality check by accessing The Joint Commission’s web site www.qualitycheck.org. To learn more about Hospice of San Joaquin visit www.hospicesj.org or by dialing (209) 957-3888
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