Welia Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Welia Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in August. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with critical access hospital standards spanning several areas, including environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
Healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts, and patients collaborated to develop The Joint Commission’s standards. The standards, informed by scientific literature and expert consensus, aid healthcare organizations in measuring, assessing, and enhancing performance. Additionally, surveyors performed onsite observations and interviews.
“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire a safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Welia Health for its commitment to advancing safety, quality, equity, and compassion for all patients.”
Ellen Ryan, MSN, RN, Chief Quality and Planning Officer comments, “I am delighted to share that Welia Health has earned Critical Access Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission. Accomplishments like these underscore our team’s dedication to exceptional patient care standards.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
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