Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Program Receives Recertification

Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Center in Huntingburg again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Wound Care Certification.

The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The Wound Care Center, located at 507 East 19th Street in Huntingburg, became the first in the state of Indiana to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for wound care with its original certification in 2013.

The Wound Care Center underwent a rigorous on-site review on November 16, 2017. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with wound care-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

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.

“Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with wounds,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend the Wound Care Center for becoming a leader in wound care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for wound care patients in its community.”

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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