Healthcare Centers Earn High Honors

- Demonstrate UHS-Pruitt Commitment to Quality Care -

Sep 15, 2011, 10:35 ET from UHS-Pruitt Corporation

NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UHS-Pruitt Corporation announced today that it recently added five more healthcare center affiliates to its growing list of deficiency-free state survey recipients.  In July, The Oaks at Peake Assisted Living Center in Macon, Georgia, received a deficiency-free rating. Then, in August, Heritage Healthcare of High Point, in High Point, North Carolina, also received a deficiency-free regulatory report; followed closely by UniHealth Post-Acute Care – Carolina Point, in Durham, North Carolina, Heritage Healthcare at Holly Hill in Athens, Georgia, and Heritage Healthcare at Shepherd Hills, in LaFayette, Georgia. The deficiency-free ratings indicate that these centers provide an environment that is caring, clean, clinically advanced, and consistent with state regulatory guidelines.

Receiving a deficiency-free survey is a very significant achievement. To earn such a survey, a center or agency is visited by a state survey team who assesses facility quality, safety, and adherence to state and federal regulations.  These assessments include review of patient records, observation of daily activities, and interviews with patients, residents, family members, and staff. More than 200 elements surrounding the care of patients are reviewed; each one bears potential to affect the health and well-being of patients.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Neil L. Pruitt Jr. reports: "I am extremely pleased with the performance outcomes of these locations, as I am whenever any of our affiliates receive such a tremendous survey outcome. Compliance with government regulations ranks as the highest priority in our organization as it aligns with our goal of providing superior quality care to our patients and customers. When centers receive a deficiency-free survey, it is a testament to the hard work and commitment to quality patient care demonstrated by our partners."

In addition to the deficiency-free ratings received by three UHS-Pruitt centers, UniHealth Post-Acute Care—Austell just received an impressive Joint Commission Accreditation. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, and is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting strict performance standards. All United Home Health locations, affiliates of UHS-Pruitt Corporation, have earned this major accreditation, and the organization is steadily applying for, and obtaining, accreditation for its healthcare centers as well.

UHS-Pruitt is dedicated to continuous and aggressive monitoring of regulatory compliance measures and routine self-assessment activities to improve the quality of life for those in its care. UHS-Pruitt partners understand the importance of providing accurate, timely and appropriate care to these patients.

About UHS-Pruitt Corporation

UHS-Pruitt Corporation, through its affiliates, has been providing healthcare services throughout the Southeast since 1969. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic post-acute care services, UHS-Pruitt's "commitment to caring" defines the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 150 affiliated service locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the UHS-Pruitt Corporation family of providers touches the lives of more than 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, home care and home health agencies, hospice agencies, assisted and independent living communities, institutional pharmacies, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management.  

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