Community Hospital earns home care accreditation

Community Hospital in Grand Junction has earned accreditation for meeting national standards for quality and safety in home health care.

The Joint Commission awarded the hospital its Gold Seal of Approval. The Joint Commission home care accreditation program accredits more than 5,600 organizations that meet standards for patient care and services.The group develops its standards in consultation with health care providers and researchers as well as consumers.

“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis,” said Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation for our organization is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The accreditation process included an unannounced on-site survey during which Community Hospital was evaluated for its compliance with standards of care, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Community Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” said Margherita Labson, executive director of home care accreditation for the group. “Accreditation is a voluntary progress, and I commend Community Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”