Carter Healthcare awarded home care accreditation
March 11, 2016 -
Carter Healthcare is pleased to announce it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation for its Steubenville, Ohio and Greensburg, Pennsylvania offices. These offices earned the accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality which reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Both offices underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December and February. During the survey, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas were evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities and leadership. During the survey process, education and guidance were provided to help staff continue to improve Carter Healthcare’s performance.
Achieving the Joint Commission’s accreditation enables Carter Healthcare to continue to distinguish itself from other home health agencies in the Steubenville and Greensburg areas. Carter Healthcare’s Steubenville office was included in the Top 25 percent of the HomeCare Elite rankings and has a 4.5 star rating (out of five) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) compared to the Ohio and national average of three. The Carter Healthcare Greensburg office received four stars from CMS compared to the Pennsylvania state average of 3.5.
Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high quality care and services. More than 6,000 home care programs currently maintain accreditation, awarded for a three-year period, by The Joint Commission.
Since 1989, Carter Healthcare, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been a leading healthcare provider focused on delivering outcomes-based results and the highest quality of home health, hospice, at-home medical equipment and pharmacy services to thousands of clients in the comfort of their homes. With locations in Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas, Carter Healthcare continues to help people live better lives. Find out more information about Carter Healthcare at www.carterhealthcare.com.