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  • Lake Regional Home Health again receives ‘Gold Seal’ Accreditation

  • Lake Regional Health System’s Home Health Care again has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in home care.
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  • Lake Regional Health System’s Home Health Care again has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in home care. 
    Lake Regional Home Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in November 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the department for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control; leadership; and medication management.
     “In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Lake Regional Home Health has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process, and I commend Lake Regional Home Health for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.” 
    “Our home health staff is committed to providing the highest quality care,” said Michael E. Henze, chief executive officer at Lake Regional Health System. “Re-accreditation by The Joint Commission demonstrates excellence and a commitment to those we serve.”
    Lake Regional Home Health provides quality care for people of all ages within the comfort and convenience of their own home. Skilled professionals visit the home to teach the patient and caregivers individualized plans for managing dressings and medication or provide therapy.
     Home health care requires a physicians order. Services offered by Lake Regional Home Health include skilled nursing; physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech therapy; patient and caregiver education; home health aide and medical/social workers.
     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 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
     Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake area. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a three-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. Lake Regional also operates primary care, urgent care, specialty and rehab therapy clinics, retail pharmacies and home health services throughout the lake area. To learn more, visit lakeregional.com.
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