August 20, 2012, Toms River, NJ – Community Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care with a strong emphasis on patient-centered care.
A Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated Community Medical Center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. Following a rigorous on-site survey, the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Community Medical Center was recognized for providing the highest standards of care for its patients.
“Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Community Medical Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves,” says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission.
"Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program is a very important component of our overall cardiology program,” said Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Community Medical Center. “We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to individuals involved in the cardiac rehabilitation process so they can achieve improved quality of life following a heart attack or to help them prevent one from occurring,” she added. “Achieving Joint Commission certification validates our commitment toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”
The Cardiac Rehabilitation outpatient program at Community Medical Center is under the direct supervision of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and dietitians. The program strives to provide each participant with improvement in cardiovascular fitness, risk factor reduction, lifestyle modification and increased confidence to participate in safe daily activities. For more information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Community Medical Center, please call 732-557-2524.
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address 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.
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