Amarillo, Texas – April 13, 2015. Concord Healthcare Group is proud to announce that Plum Creek Specialty Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital 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 patient care.
Plum Creek Specialty Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey on April 10. 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 on-site observations and interviews.
“Joint Commission Accreditation provides hospitals with the process needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations”, said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Plum Creek Specialty Hospital for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
Referring to the accreditation, Joe Neuman and Oscar Rosenberg, founding principals at Concord Healthcare Group, stated with a clear sense of satisfaction that “We are pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. Our expert medical team at Plum Creek Specialty Hospital will continue to work together to provide the clinical interface at the core of our multidisciplinary approach, thus improving the care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.
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.
Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.