TRU Community Care’s hospice program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Certification 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.
The certification recognizes TRU Community Care’s efforts to provide patient and family-centered care and to optimize the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. Hospice care addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and facilitates patient autonomy, access to information, and choice.
“The Home Care Certification recognizes health care organizations’ commitment to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend TRU for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for hospice care patients.”
In preparation for accreditation, TRU Community Care performed an in-depth analysis of crucial clinical delivery systems. Opportunities for improvement were identified and “best practices” were updated and implemented. As a result, TRU is able to improve care delivery and outcomes for patients and their families and comply with the highest national standards for safety and quality care.
“Achieving Joint Commission accreditation demonstrates that TRU meets the highest standards for the safe delivery of hospice care. We are proud of this accomplishment and look forward to better serving our community in the years to come,” said Jim Woodard, Chief Operations Officer for TRU Community Care.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.