Helen Hayes Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Hospital Accreditation Program 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.
Helen Hayes Hospital recently underwent a rigorous on-site survey during which the Joint Commission’s expert surveyors evaluated compliance with acute hospital care standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, infection prevention and control, medication management, leadership, emergency management, environment of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.
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. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The accreditation is awarded for a three-year period.
“Joint Commission accreditation is not only a recognition of our commitment to exceptional care, but a testament to the dedication of our staff to transforming lives through physical rehabilitation,” said Helen Hayes Hospital CEO Edmund J. Coletti. “The Gold Seal of Approval affirms our pledge to uphold the highest standards of patient safety and clinical excellence. We are proud to stand out as an exceptional rehabilitation provider and a beacon of hope for those we serve.”
Helen Hayes Hospital is a national leader in physical rehabilitation, providing a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient, and specialty services to individuals recovering from brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and stroke, as well as cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, and neurological disorders. Founded in 1900, it is operated by the New York State Department of Health and is affiliated with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.