For 50 years, quality care has been the hallmark of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation. Our commitment to the health and well-being of our residents drives everything we do, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We would not have it any other way.
In the ongoing national discussion of health care quality, Hughes Health & Rehabilitation has voluntarily opened its doors for inspection by one of the most stringent accreditation entities in the world, The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that certifies health care organizations throughout the United States. Certification from the Commission is recognized as a “symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.” Its mission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.
The Joint Commission has accreditation programs in Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory, Office-Based Surgery, and Long Term Care.
The Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Accreditation Program was launched in 1966. Today, more than 1,000 organizations offering long term care services are accredited. Organizations eligible for long term care accreditation include those with:
- Beds licensed by the state as nursing home beds, excluding intermediate care facilities specializing in care for individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.
- Beds designated as long term care beds under a hospital license, excluding beds belonging to a long term acute care hospital and hospital swing beds.
- Beds, units or facilities certified by Medicare or Medicaid as skilled nursing facility beds.
- Beds, units or facilities designated as long term care by a governmental entity, such as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or a state authority.
For us at Hughes, seeking this recognition reflects our commitment to continuously improve the quality of services we provide. For our residents, it means their care is our #1 priority.
For more information about The Joint Commission, please click here: www.jointcommission.org. Anyone who has concerns about resident safety and quality of care issues may contact either Hughes Health’s Director of Nursing or the Administrator to report their concerns. If the issues remain unresolved they may contact the Joint Commission without fear of retribution at www.jointcommission.org.