Joint Commission Renews Hospital Accreditation for Venice Regional Bayfront Health
Venice Regional Bayfront Health today announced it has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with the Commission’s performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
To maintain accreditation, Venice Regional must successfully meet the standards of a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Venice Regional for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
“Venice Regional is pleased to maintain our accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Venice Regional CEO John McLain. “The accreditation process helps us to validate and improve processes and procedures. Our medical staff, volunteers and employees work every day to continuously enhance the quality and safety of care that we provide to patients.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Venice Regional Bayfront Health
Venice Regional Bayfront Health is a 312-bed, acute care hospital providing a comprehensive array of health care services to the greater Venice area. Venice Regional, and its affiliated Gulf Coast Medical Group clinics, provide high quality health care that is accessible to residents and visitors across Central and South Sarasota County. The hospital’s services include cardiac, stroke, orthopedic, metabolic, open-heart and advanced surgery, wound care, women’s care and interventional radiology. Venice Regional has been nationally recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for five consecutive years, an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a dual Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a Joint Commission-Certified Primary Stroke Center, and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Notable quality awards include American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award; the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Wound Care Center of Excellence Award by Healogics for eight consecutive years.