HealthSouth Concord Awarded Hospital Accreditation from the Joint Commission
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® was awarded to the hospital for its continuous compliance with its performance standards.
“Our focus is to serve the needs of the patients in our community,” said Catherine Devaney, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Concord. “Each day, our staff works to provide a differentiated level of care and offer services that get patients back on their feet and functioning in their communities. We are thrilled to receive this accreditation from The Joint Commission.”
To earn the certification, HealthSouth Concord underwent a rigorous on-site survey on Feb. 2, 2017. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
In addition, HealthSouth Concord holds Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission for its stroke and amputee rehabilitation programs.
About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
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 evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,700 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit 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 www.jointcommission.org.