Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Amputee Rehabilitation Certification from The Joint Commission


Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital, an Affiliate of HealthSouth, has earned certification for Disease-Specific Care in amputee rehabilitation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ was awarded to the hospital for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.

“Our focus is to serve the needs of the Wichita community through specialized care,” said Jim Grocholski, FACHE, CEO of Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital. “Each day, our staff works to provide a differentiated level of care and offer services that help patients regain their independence. We are thrilled to receive this endorsement from The Joint Commission for our amputee rehabilitation program.”

To earn the certification, Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey. A surveyor from The Joint Commission with expertise in the care of patients with amputations evaluated the hospital’s amputation program for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including the provision and quality of care, medical staff, leadership and medication management.

In addition to this certification, Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital also holds Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission for their stroke and hip fracture rehabilitation programs.

About The Joint Commission
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.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks 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. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,700 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org

Source: HealthSouth

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