JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to residents of Hudson County, today announced that Christ Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by 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 patient care.
"Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations," said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. "In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend CarePoint Health for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization."
"This prestigious award highlights CarePoint Health's continuing and steadfast commitment to providing superior healthcare services to Hudson County residents," said Dennis Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of CarePoint Health. "I commend Christ Hospital for receiving this high honor and have no doubt that all three of our facilities will continue to excel in offering the highest quality and most compassionate healthcare services to the nearly 300,000 people who walk through our doors every year."
"Getting re-accredited and receiving the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval is a testament to the exceptional care provided here at CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital," said Marie T. Duffy, Chief Operating Officer. "Our focus on improving public health and maintaining comprehensive, safe and efficient healthcare practices leads our daily operations and I am proud that we are being recognized for this important work."
"The surveyors were impressed with the services we provide in the hospital and more importantly, our unwavering commitment to serving the community," said Dr. William Holubek, Chief Medical Officer. "At the conclusion of the survey, they indicated that this was the best hospital they had surveyed in the past two years. We did an outstanding job because everyone, as always, worked together as a team. We would like to thank every employee and staff member for the efforts they put forth every day to make CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital the best place to give and receive care."
CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey from December 09, 2014 - December 12, 2014. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children's, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program. The Joint Commission's hospital standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.
For more information, contact:
Phone: 201 821-8774
Email: [email protected]
About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused healthcare to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals – Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center – CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver healthcare that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor's office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. At CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit us at www.carepointhealth.org.
SOURCE CarePoint Health