VNA recognized with award for quality care

Claremont’s Visiting Nurses Association Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California (VNA) has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in home care. The award recognizes the VNA’s dedication to continuous compliance with state-of-the-art standards.

A team of expert surveyors evaluated the VNA for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” said Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director of the Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend the VNA for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

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. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care.


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