The Joint Commission Awards Accreditation to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hospice & HomeCare of Reno county and Health-E-Quip

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Wed, March 27, 2019 -- Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center announces it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County recently announced it has also earned accreditation from The Joint Commission for Hospice and Home Health, by complying with specific performance standards. They are also now certified in Community Based Palliative Care for their palliative and pulmonary programs.

The three locations for Health-E-Quip (Hutchinson, McPherson, Newton) have all earned their renewal of Home Care accreditation, as well. This is a result of onsite surveys at each facility, where staff validated their compliance with the many standards that apply to home care for patients.

All these organizations are part of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System and they underwent difficult, unannounced onsite surveys in November and December. During those reviews, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with many standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention, leadership, medication management, behavioral health care, home care and overall patient care.

The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and home care organizations since 1988. The accreditation is for a three-year period; the Gold Seal of Approval ® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Ken Johnson, President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS), said the certifications and accreditations earned by three Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System entities is a reflection on many years of hard work and dedication by the healthcare professionals employed in these health system organizations and the collaborative participation by our medical staff.

“Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County, and Health-E-Quip are deserving recipients of these designations from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting organization in the nation,” Johnson said. “These honors are reaffirmation of the quality of care and services provided by each HRHS entity.”