Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Program Receives Recertification
Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Center announced that it has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Wound Care Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The Wound Care Center, located at 507 East 19th Street in Huntingburg, became the first in the state of Indiana to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for wound care with its original certification in 2013.
The Wound Care Center underwent a rigorous on-site review on November 16, 2017. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with wound care-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses 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.
“Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with wounds,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend the Wound Care Center for becoming a leader in wound care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for wound care patients in its community.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit 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.
The Wound Care Center has a team of physicians and nurses dedicated to and specialized in wound care who work together to provide holistic treatment using advanced techniques for healing wounds. The team works toward rapid healing and prevention through a program which includes assessment to determine the cause and appropriate plan of action, evaluation of contributing factors, and education of proper wound care and prevention techniques. In most cases, a physician’s referral is not required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call the Wound Care Center at (812) 683-1891.