SAVANNAH — By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health-care quality and safety, Hospice Savannah has again earned the group’s Gold Seal of Approval.
The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, conducted an on-site evaluation of Hospice Savannah in April.
It is the only hospice in the Coastal Empire to be awarded this indicator of standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
The original hospice in the area, Hospice Savannah has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 1998.
“It is my hope that physicians and other medical professionals realize that not all hospices are the same,” Debra Anthony Larson, president and CEO, said. “If families want the best, they must insist on Hospice Savannah’s care. Attaining certification is a voluntary process that demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of care. It shows we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down.”