Hospice of Marion County, Inc. earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation. The prestigious accreditation is awarded to healthcare facilities that demonstrate strict compliance with national standards for quality and safety. The award further recognizes Hospice of Marion County’s dedication to continuous compliance with standards set by The Joint Commission, which is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.
Hospice of Marion County underwent a weeklong on-site survey in May of 2011 and was officially certified in June. The surveyor evaluated the standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management at various sites throughout the county, including home visits and at the four Hospice Houses.
"With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level,” says CEO Mary Ellen Poe. “Achieving this accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the services, and ultimately, the care we provide to our patients and families.”