(ONEIDA, Tenn. – November 26, 2019) – Oneida Nursing & Rehab Center today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient and resident care.
Oneida Nursing & Rehab Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site review on October 17, 2019. During the review, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quality and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Oneida Nursing & Rehab Center for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“We are pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Facility Administrator Jessica Shepherd. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for our patients and residents.”
Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services. The accreditation and certification programs are awarded for a three-year period.
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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.