Traditions Health — a provider of hospice care, home healthcare, consulting services, and online policy manuals — named The Joint Commission as its exclusive provider of accreditation and certification services.
Through Joint Commission accreditation and certification, Traditions Health will bolster its commitment to patient safety and quality improvement at its 100 branches of home health and hospice locations across 17 states.
The Joint Commission surveys healthcare organizations for compliance with its performance standards during a rigorous, unannounced onsite visit. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission surveyors will evaluate Traditions Health’s compliance with home care and hospice standards spanning several areas including environment of care, equipment management, infection prevention and control, medication management and more. “Traditions Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care to every patient we serve. To demonstrate our commitment to clinical standards and excellence, we have chosen to become Joint Commission accredited starting with the corporate office and for all branches,” says David Klementz, chief executive officer of Traditions Health.
Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. During the visit, surveyors also conduct onsite observations and interviews.
“The Joint Commission looks forward to working with Traditions Health to help its locations achieve and sustain standardized performance excellence. As more patients are seeking home health services, it is important that they receive safe and quality care. Accreditation is one way to help ensure that these organizations have the processes and policies in place to do so,” says Brian Enochs, JD, executive vice president, Business Development and Marketing, The Joint Commission.