UnityPoint Health – Keokuk Hospital and Home Care Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission.

UnityPoint Health – Keokuk has earned The Joint
Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital and Home Health agency Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

UnityPoint Health – Keokuk underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on June 10-12, 2019. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Hospital and Home Health agency standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend UnityPoint Health – Keokuk for its continuous quality improvement efforts in
patient safety and quality of care.”

“UnityPoint Health – Keokuk is committed to improving the health of the people and communities we serve by providing best outcomes for every patient, every time. Congratulations to all of our medical staff and hospital associates, for this2great accomplishment,” stated Vickie Reneau, Administrator & Chief Nursing Executive, UnityPoint Health – Keokuk.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.