September 20, 2014
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Pinnacle Home Care earns seal for compliance with standards

Pinnacle Home Care RI has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in home care.

The accreditation award recognizes Pinnacle’s dedication to continuous compliance with the Joint Commission’s state of the art standards. Pinnacle is one of only 17 Rhode Island home care agencies to achieve Joint Commission accreditation.

Pinnacle Home Care RI underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in February. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the organization for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

Established in 1988, the Joint Commission’s home care standards address performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care and services are provided in a safe manner. The Joint Commission develops its standards in consultation with health care experts, providers and researchers, as well as measurement experts, purchasers and consumers.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Pinnacle Home Care RI has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, the Joint Commission said in a statement. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend them for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

"Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward providing the excellent care our customers deserve. We now have a blueprint to build upon and we will continue to build upon our quality improvement initiatives,” commented Ken Anderson, president.


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