ENOLA, Pa., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Post Acute Medical, LLC recently announced that PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee, one of the company's long-term acute care hospitals, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Respiratory Failure Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee underwent a rigorous on-site review this month in which Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards, as well as with respiratory failure-specific requirements. They also assessed clinical practice guidelines and performance measures.
"Success is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort," says Adam Burick, D.O., F.A.C.S, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Post Acute Medical. "I would like to congratulate the Milwaukee team on this certification."
Christine Peterson, CEO of PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee, expressed her team's satisfaction with the certification.
"PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," she says. "The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our 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.
"PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with respiratory failure," says Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. "We commend PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee for becoming a leader in respiratory failure care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for respiratory failure patients in its community."
About PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee
PAM Specialty Hospital of Milwaukee, a Post Acute Medical facility, is a 62-bed, specialized acute care hospital that provides specialized medical care to acutely ill patients requiring extended recovery time after an acute care hospital stay. Patients are stable enough to transfer, but are medically and physically compromised with multi-system complications that require acute hospitalization. Although the length of stay is determined by each patient's diagnosis and treatment program, the average length of stay is more than 25 days.
About Post Acute Medical
Post Acute Medical, LLC, (PAM) based in Enola, PA, provides post acute healthcare services through 46 long-term acute care hospitals, medical rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient physical therapy locations in eight states. PAM is committed to providing high-quality patient care and outstanding customer service, coupled with loyalty and dedication of highly trained staff, to be the most trusted source for post acute services in every community it serves. For more information, visit www.postacutemedical.com.
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