Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room 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 safety in ambulatory care facilities. The accreditation award recognizes Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
“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 reinforce a culture of excellence,” says Maureen Fuhrmann, CEO. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”
Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room underwent rigorous on-site surveys in July, 2014. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Rooms for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“Elite Care employees were successful in preparations for the survey and in developing improvements to meet the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis,” said Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room’s Associate VP of Operations, Tracey Garman, who serves as the Elite Care’s accreditation liaison.
“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the communities it serves.”
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 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 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.