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HAZEL HAWKINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S HOME HEALTH AGENCY AWARDED ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
Hollister, Calif., SEPTEMBER 16, 2021, – Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital’s (HHMH) Home Health Agency aka San Benito Home Health Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and Accreditation for their Home Health program by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
San Benito Home Health Care underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on June 4, 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with home health standards spanning several areas including: emergency preparedness, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.
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 surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital and San Benito Home Health Agency for their continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“We have an excellent team in our home health department and I applaud their dedication to excellence in patient care and safety” stated Steve Hannah, CEO. “I am proud of their high standards and their representation of our organization within the community.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website at www.jointcommission.org .
About Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is a full-service, public agency hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing San Benito County community. HHMH offers hundreds of health services across multiple locations, including top-tier specialists, a modern Emergency Department, and a state-of-the-art Women’s Center. To learn more about Hazel Hawkins Hospital, please visit www.hazelhawkins.com.