NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels, a Post Acute Medical facility, today announced that it 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.
Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels is the first hospital in Texas to achieve the certification and establish itself as a center of excellence for ventilator weaning and management. To do so, the hospital underwent a rigorous 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.
"This certification is evidence of the commitment the staff of Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels has made to always deliver quality care and a great patient experience," says Anthony Misitano, president and chief executive officer, Post Acute Medical. "I commend them for taking on this voluntary challenge and elevating the standard of care for not only respiratory failure patients, but also the community they serve."
"Thanks to the efforts of our leadership team, we have developed a program that is focused on the goal of liberating ventilator dependent patients and maximizing the quality of their lives," says Shayne Goode, chief executive officer, Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels. "That emphasis has led to phenomenal outcomes for our patients with 88 percent being successfully weaned from their ventilator compared to the national average of 71 percent."
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates 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.
"Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels 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 the hospital for becoming a leader in respiratory failure care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for respiratory failure patients in its community."
About Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels
Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels, a Post Acute Medical facility, is a 40-bed, long term 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 28 long term acute care hospitals, medical rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient physical therapy locations in six 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.
SOURCE Post Acute Medical