May 25, 2018
TAMPA, FL–Greystone Health Network announced that 10 of its skilled nursing facilities have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.
The Joint Commission accredited locations in Florida include Alhambra Health and Rehabilitation Center (St. Petersburg), Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center (St. Petersburg), Lexington Health and Rehabilitation Center (St. Petersburg), The Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center (Daytona Beach), Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center (Gainesville), Wilton Manors Health and Rehabilitation Center (Ft. Lauderdale), Isle Health and Rehabilitation Center (Orange Park), Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation Center (Deland), Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center (Deland) and Woodland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center (Jacksonville).
Greystone’s health and rehabilitation centers each underwent a rigorous on-site survey in the last 45 days. During the review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides nursing homes with a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients and residents receive,” said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Greystone for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
“Greystone Health is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission as it affirms the level of care we provide on a daily basis,” added Melissa Purvis, chief clinical officer, Greystone Healthcare Management. “Staff from across our organization continue to work together to develop and implement innovative approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for our patients and residents.”
Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services. The accreditation and certification programs are awarded for a three-year period.