LEXINGTON, Ky. — Saint Joseph Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Disease Specific Care (DSC) in Sepsis Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Saint Joseph Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review for consideration to receive this certification. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards, as well as with sepsis-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
“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.”
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:
- Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
- Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
- An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
“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.”
For more information about CHI Saint Joseph Health and Saint Joseph Hospital, please visit www.CHISaintJosephHealth.org.