Northern Illinois Hospice Awarded Home Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2021
ROCKFORD, Ill— Northern Illinois Hospice has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Northern Illinois Hospice underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in May. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with home care standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention, medication management, and more.
“As the region’s most experienced hospice provider, for more than 40 years, Northern Illinois Hospice has dedicated itself to quality and safety. The Joint Commission’s recent inspection validates our longstanding commitment to organizational and clinical excellence, and demonstrates we’re using current and up-to-date best practices for quality and patent safety. Northern Illinois Hospice patients and families as well as our hospital, facility, and referring partners deserve this continual, high level of performance from us,” says Lisa Novak, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Illinois Hospice.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
About Northern Illinois Hospice
Northern Illinois Hospice was the first hospice provider in our region and one of the first 50 hospices in the nation. Since 1979, we have continually added to our expertise in providing guidance, care, and support that best fits our patients’ and families’ needs during life’s final months. For more information, visit www.northernillinoishospice.org
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