A Lexington hospital was just awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission. What hospital? What does this approval mean? Did any other hospitals receive this?

Gold Seal with the Joint Commision logoCHI Saint Joseph just earned Disease Specific Care Sepsis Certification Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing effective and safe patient care. CHI Saint Joseph is the only facility that received this approval in the state of Kentucky

“Saint Joseph Hospital is pleased to receive Disease Specific Care Sepsis Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Bruce Tassin, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “Certification by the Joint Commission illustrates our commitment to a culture of excellence in serving our patients and community.”

Saint Joseph Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review for this consideration of certificate. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards and sepsis-specific requirements.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification was established in 2002 and evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core ares:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities

Gold Seal: doctor in a lab coat with doctor items“Saint Joseph Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care to protect patients from sepsis,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Saint Joseph Hospital for becoming a leader in sepsis care, providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”




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