HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. The approval is for 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 care. In addition to accreditation, Hospice & HomeCare is now certified in Community Based Palliative Care for its palliative and pulmonary programs.
Officials say they underwent a rigorous on-site survey in November. During the survey, common site and home care standards reflecting key organization areas were evaluated.
That included the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care program’s performance.
Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high quality care and services.