After an in-depth review of hundreds of Joint Commission standards, Home Care Medical has been officially reaccredited for another three years. – Kandy Raether, Interim President
June 22, 2017
New Berlin, Wisconsin – Home Care Medical, Inc. one of Wisconsin’s largest and most respected providers of home medical equipment, respiratory care and rehab technology has received reaccreditation from the Joint Commission.
Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission, a national accreditor of health care organizations, is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through accreditation. During an unannounced four-day on-site survey, each of Home Care Medical’s Corporate and Retail Store locations were evaluated for its compliance with the Commission’s national standards of quality care specific to the needs of patients. Utilizing the Tracer Method to analyze an organization’s compliance with their rigorous standards, the Joint Commission evaluates the care and services provided from the time the call comes into the organization until the cash is posted to the client’s account. Organizational leadership and industry challenges are also reviewed.
“This year’s Joint Commission reaccreditation focused heavily on respiratory care and power mobility services, emergency management and assessing risk throughout the organization and for the clients that we serve,” explains Joint Commission liaison, Melissa Kempken, Home Care Medical Manager of Quality Assurance and Corporate Compliance. The surveyor, who has been with the Joint Commission since 1995, stated that she was impressed by the longevity of Home Care Medical’s staff. She felt the commitment to quality and patient safety was apparent through all of her interactions and…