Following a “rigorous and unannounced on-site review in February,” the Joint Commission awarded New Lennox’s Silver Cross Hospital and Silver Cross Home Healthcare Gold Seal approval, according to a news release announcing Silver Cross Hospital’s award It is said that
Silver Cross said the joint committee’s gold seal of approval symbolizes the quality and commitment of a medical institution to providing safe, high-quality patient care.
According to the Joint Commission’s website, for an organization to receive the Gold Seal of Approval, the Joint Commission’s research team must complete a field survey at least every three years.
According to Silver Cross, during the announced visit, the joint committee’s judges assessed “compliance with Silver Cross Hospital standards” in several areas.
These areas include “emergency management, care settings, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication administration, and individual rights and responsibilities,” Silvercross said.
Silver Cross Hospital recently received an ‘A’ rating for patient safety from Leapfrog Group.
Leapfrog Group, a non-profit watchdog group, “serves as an advocate for health care consumers and purchasers, using their collective influence to drive positive change in health care in the United States. Yes,” the Leapfrog Group website states.
The Joint Commission was established in 1951 to work with other stakeholders to evaluate medical institutions, the Joint Commission said.
As an independent, nonprofit organization, the Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 22,000 medical institutions and programs in the United States, the Joint Commission said.
For more information, visit silvercross.org and Jointcommission.org.