MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

MJHS Health System has announced that MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care has earned the Gold Seal of Approval in the home hospice accreditation category from The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading health care accreditation and standards-setting organization. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

“I’m pleased that MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care has been awarded full accreditation by The Joint Commission,” said Terese Acampora, COO of MJHS Hospice and Home Care. “This is a significant milestone for our not-for-profit program and demonstrates that we are a quality-driven organization that is focused on continuous improvement in patient care. The accreditation process is arduous, and I couldn’t be prouder of the entire MJHS Hospice team for their commitment to quality, as well as the patients, families and health care partners who entrust us with providing care,” she added.

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval

MJHS Health System has one of the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care programs in the Greater New York Area. The accreditation, awarded for a three-year period, involved an in-depth onsite review that included patient care documentation, infection control, procedures and policies, as well as patient visits.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.