Rome, GA, – Redmond Regional Medical Center holds the Gold Seal of Approval™ in five of its top clinical programs. Certifications awarded include:
* Advanced Certification for Heart Failure Care
* Recertification for Total Hip Replacement Procedures
* Recertification for Total Knee Replacement Procedures
* Recertification in Heart Attack Care (AMI)
* Renewed Advanced Certification in Primary Stroke Care, maintaining Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center status
These disease specific certifications were earned by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Redmond’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.
To earn these distinctions Redmond underwent five rigorous on-site surveys in winter of 2010. A Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated Redmond for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families including, treating patients to the most current and best standards, clinical competence and expertise of physicians and nursing staff, infection prevention and control, patient and family education for best health outcomes and medication management. This was the first year the heart failure program was surveyed and Redmond is the first in the state of Georgia to receive the Advanced Heart Failure Certification. The stroke, AMI, and total hip and knee programs earned certification in 2008 and will continue to undergo the same certification process every two years to maintain the award.
"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Redmond has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with heart failure or a heart attack as well as stroke patients and those needing hip or knee replacements," says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Redmond for successfully undertaking this challenge for five of its programs to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
"With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Redmond CEO, John Quinlivan. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditations illustrates the excellence of our physicians and Redmond team members. This is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address 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.
Redmond Regional Medical Center is a 230 bed facility, serving as a referral source for all of northwest Georgia and parts of Alabama. Including its health-care partners, Redmond has over 245 physicians with more than 30 specialties and a support staff of approximately 1,300 associates.
Making excellent medical care convenient and available is Redmond’s first priority. With outstanding medical care and attention available 24/7, the hospital offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, many of which are unique to the northwest Georgia region. Redmond offers a full service cardiology product line and is nationally recognized as a top cardiac care center. Other areas of excellence include emergency care, orthopedics, vascular care, an inpatient rehabilitation unit and more.
For additional information visit Redmond's website at www.redmondregional.com.