The Claremont and Forest Villa Earn First Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification in the Nation

Sep 26, 2011, 16:32 ET from Nucare Services Corporation

BUFFALO GROVE & NILES, Ill., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission has certified The Claremont Rehab and Living Center of Buffalo Grove and Forest Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation of Niles with The Gold Seal of Approval™ for their Disease-Specific Care Programs. The Claremont and Forest Villa are the first skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the nation to receive disease-specific care certification for demonstrating a commitment to excellence in providing quality patient care.

"Disease-Specific Care Certification of our Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Wound Care, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at The Claremont and Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Wound Care at Forest Villa exemplifies our commitment to providing the highest quality of skilled nursing care to our patients. This certification validates the high level of care that has made The Claremont and Forest Villa the premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago," says Tim Fields, senior vice president of The Claremont and Forest Villa. "Health care reform has forced hospitals to work even closer with skilled nursing providers to provide better patient care and outcomes, and this certification aligns our standards in care."

"We are very excited about The Claremont and Forest Villa's achievement as the first long term care organizations certified by The Joint Commission for Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Wound Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation." says Jean Range, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. "Certification shows The Claremont and Forest Villa's dedication to achieving excellence in evidence-based clinical programming,"

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care.

Contact:
Tim Fields
Senior Vice President
7257 N. Lincoln Ave
Lincolnwood IL 60712
847-933-2600
Tim.Fields@nucareonline.com

SOURCE Nucare Services Corporation