Home Health Agency Of WCCH Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

9/16/2013

The Home Health Agency of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital 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 home care. The accreditation award recognizes The Home Health Agency of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

The Home Health Agency of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in May of this year. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the agency for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.

Established in 1988, The Joint Commission's Home Care Accreditation Program accredits more than 5,600 organizations. The Joint Commission's standards address the home care organization's performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care and services are provided in a safe manner. The Joint Commission develops its standards in consultation with health care experts, providers and researchers, as well as measurement experts, purchasers, and consumers.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, the Home Health Agency of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend this agency for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
 
"The service our agency provides is second to none, and I'm very proud of our agency for our commitment to quality. We are extremely pleased to once again receive accreditation from the Joint Commission,” says Shannon Racca, administrator of the Home Health Agency of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

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