November 7, 2017: InterCommunity, Inc. announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Accreditation demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
InterCommunity underwent a rigorous onsite survey in late September. During the review, compliance with health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.
Established in 1951, The Joint Commission’s accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
“InterCommunity is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” states Kimberly Beauregard, President & CEO. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.