ZEELAND, Mich. (June 2015) — Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Zeeland has earned its first Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation from The Joint Commission, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in care.
“The Joint Commission is all about quality — quality care and quality outcomes,” said Rick VandenBerg, Providence of Zeeland administrator. “The residents and their families can have an extra level of comfort knowing that the building has gone through extra steps to ensure quality.”
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission holds health facilities to a high standard, going far beyond what is required by the state in all areas of care. The Joint Commission’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program was established in 1966 and today accredits nearly 1,000 organizations offering nursing and rehabilitation services.
Providence of Zeeland underwent a rigorous, and completely voluntary, on-site survey to obtain the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation. The survey included evaluations for compliance with standards of care related to advanced rehabilitation services, health care quality, patient and resident safety, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.
“This isn’t something that a lot of facilities take on, but I see it as another thing that sets us apart,” VandenBerg said. “I want to do our best for residents and families.”
Providence of Zeeland joins Providence of Palos Heights, Providence of Downers Grove, Park Place Health & Wellness Center, and Providence at Home in earning the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal. Read about that here and here.
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