American Care Partners,a Skilled Home Health Care Provider for Children and Adults in Northern Virginia, today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
American Care Partners underwent a rigorous on-site survey in July, 2015. During the survey, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided American Care Partners with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care program’s performance.
“When individuals engage a home care provider they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing safe, quality care,” said Margherita Labson, RN, M.S., executive director, Home Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. “As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are capable of providing safe, high quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission and the gold seal serve as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care.”
“American Care Partners is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. Our Decision to volunteer for evaluations by The Joint Commission is part of our firm commitment for continuous improvement efforts in health care quality and patient safety and to help support our operational efficiency,” added Elias Demoz, MD, MBA, FACP, CEO of American Care Partners. “For our team members, accreditation reinforces our commitment to quality and serves as a mechanism through which we continuously focus on improving service and patient satisfaction..”
The Joint Commission
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. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.
What the Gold Seal of Approval™ Means
The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval™” is an internationally recognized symbol of quality. Organizations that have achieved accreditation or certification from The Joint Commission may display the Gold Seal as an indicator that the organization has proven its commitment to high quality patient care and its willingness to be measured against the highest and most rigorous standards of performance.
Forward-thinking health care organizations volunteer for evaluations by The Joint Commission to stimulate improvement efforts in health care quality and patient safety and to help support operational efficiency.