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Finger Lakes Health News 2016
Geneva General Hospital Awarded Multiple Disease Specific Certifications from The Joint Commission
Geneva General Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for multiple Disease Specific Certifications: Chest Pain, Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Geneva General Hospital underwent multiple rigorous on-site reviews in April. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with Chest Pain, Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee 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.

"Geneva General Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with Chest Pain, Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Geneva General Hospital for becoming a leader in Chest Pain, Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”

"Geneva General Hospital is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certifications from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jose Acevedo, M.D., MBA, CEO & President, Finger Lakes Health. “These certifications provide us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”

The Joint Commission
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 accredits and certifies nearly 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.
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