Local health care facility awarded perfect score on Joint Commission accreditation
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, The Pavilion Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Hyannis, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, with a perfect score on its survey of September 14, 2010. The Pavilion joined a select group of Joint Commission accredited rehab and long term care facilities, as”only about 950 long term care organizations have received accreditation nationwide,” according to Gina Zimemrman M.S. senior executive director, The Joint Commission.
“We sought reaccreditation for our facility to demonstrate our commitment to our residents’ safety and quality of care,” said Bob Eisenstein, Administrator, The Pavilion. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence in quality care.”
“Accreditation standards exceed federal and state requirements,” says Ms. Zimmerman. “furthermore, because this is a voluntary program, accreditation represents The Pavilion’s decision to be recognized for its efforts to provide safe, quality care.”
Bob Eisenstein praised the efforts of all care givers and non professional employees alike in working as a team to achieve its perfect score. “ One thing you learn very quickly from Joint Commission, is that providing quality care is all about having excellent communication at all lines of the facility, and staff working as a true multidisciplinary team, to achieve the desired care outcomes.” “We are all very proud of the staff’s accomplishments in receiving this award,” Eisenstein continued.
An independent , not for profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nations oldest and largest standards–setting and accrediting body in health care. The evaluations are conducted unannounced, on site, and involve interaction during the day with staff at all levels of the facility. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Courtesy of the Pavilion Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.