Keystone Mobility is JCAHO-Accredited
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is the leading health care accrediting body in the world, evaluating and accrediting nearly 16,000 health care organizations in the United States. These include more than 8,500 of the nation’s hospitals and home care providers.
For more than five decades, the Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards and evaluated the compliance of health care organizations with these expectations. The information gathered in the accreditation process is not only valuable to the health care organizations themselves, but to everyone having a stake in the health care delivery system.
How does a health care organization become accredited?
Joint Commission health care professionals visit the organization, interview staff and patients, and view records and procedures. The performance of the organization is judged against the Joint Commission’s standards and related expectations. The home care facility must meet or exceed these stringent Joint Commission performance requirements in order to achieve or maintain accreditation. The performance of the health care organization is then monitored on an on-going basis through several mechanisms.
What care delivery issues are addressed by accreditation?
The Joint Commission’s standards set forth performance expectations that address the safety and quality of patient care-that is, areas in which good performance is likely to lead to good outcomes for patients. The standards specifically cover issues that are important to consumers such as:
- Administration of medication
- Evaluation and appropriate treatment of pain
- Sufficient staffing and staff training
- Infection control
How should I use this report?
This report may be used in deciding where to go for your healthcare needs. It contains important information about the quality of care provided by this organization. However this report should be used as only one source of information in evaluating whether a given health care organization is appropriate for your healthcare needs. You should discuss this information with your doctor or other healthcare professional before deciding where to go to receive care for yourself or you loved ones.
When choosing any health care facility, remember to look for the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval.