Bolingbrook – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
The three-year accreditation recognizes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey by a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors during the Feb. 2 blizzard. The team evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care the hospital provides, said Rick Mace, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s chief executive officer.
“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down,” Mace said. “Accreditation would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our physicians, nurses and staff. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps solidify our culture of excellence.”
Since opening Jan. 14, 2008, as Illinois’ first new hospital in 25 years, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has been recognized as a state-of-the-art health care facility with the latest technology and a highly skilled, patient-oriented clinical team. The 138-bed, 310,000 square-foot hospital was designed with patients in mind, with private family-friendly patient rooms designed for comfort and ease. It’s one of the area’s largest employers, with 650 employees. More than 580 physicians representing 50 specialties and subspecialties treat patients here.
Services include: cardiac care, surgical services, emergency department services with a Level II trauma center, imaging services, obstetrics and gynecology, a women’s care center with a Level II nursery and maternal-fetal monitoring services, pain treatment and management, and interventional radiology.
“Accreditation by the Joint Commission underscores our commitment to continuous quality improvement,” said Jolene Albaugh, vice president and chief nursing officer, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. “This esteemed credential acknowledges that our hospital is following best practices in patient care.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
“Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves,” said Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, hospital programs, accreditation and certification services, The Joint Commission.
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.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. 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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