PruittHealth announced that the corporate masters will require accreditation for all 91 nursing facilities in the Southeast region. The Joint Commission Care Center Accreditation helps health care organizations identify risks through an assessment of compliance with accreditation standards. System-wide polices and procedures, best practices, and chain of command is the key focus.
“Joint Commission accreditation will provide PruittHealth with an enhanced patient- and resident-centered quality framework to help identify and address vulnerabilities to safeguard patients and residents,” Joint Commission executive director of nursing care center services Gina Zimmermann said.
This will cover facilities in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. PruittHealth now requires accreditation to achieve the Gold Seal of Approval. The informal survey is conducted by a trained Joint Commission surveyor or surveyor team. Their findings and recommendations are essential to providing safe, quality patient care.
PruittHealth detailed its plans to “double down” on home health by adding more private rooms even as census dropped. PruittHealth chairman and CEO Neil Pruitt Jr. said:
“For more than 50 years, my family has taken pride in elevating the level of care provided in communities we serve, and we’re proud that our efforts will be backed by The Joint Commission with these accreditations. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure quality of care is ingrained in our culture, and every PruittHealth partner strives to provide safe, high-quality care that patients deserve and expect.”