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Pediatric Home Service Receives Seventh Consecutive Accreditation from The Joint Commission

St. Paul, Minn. – Homecare company Pediatric Home Service has earned its seventh consecutive accreditation and Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs throughout the nation. This accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting performance standards.

A pediatric homecare company providing specialized health care to medically-complex, technologydependent children in their homes, PHS was first accredited in 1994 and is now in its 19th year of demonstrating compliance with Joint Commission national standards for homecare organizations. PHS must undergo an unannounced on-site survey by a team from The Joint Commission every three years to earn and maintain the commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.™

“Everyone at PHS works very hard every day to stay compliant with The Joint Commission’s standards,” says Suzie Clifton, Accreditation and Patient Safety Coordinator at PHS. “We perform audits, hold process improvement groups, and provide extensive training to employees to ensure we are maintaining reliable, safe, quality care for our patients. PHS partners with The Joint Commission by participating in a periodic performance review, in which we go through the accreditation manual and confirm all standards are being met, as well by participating in our on-site survey. Being accredited shows the dedicated work and excellent patient care each employee brings to our company.”

To view the 2012 PHS Joint Commission Accreditation Quality Report and accreditation history, click here. To check the accreditation status of other providers, health care consumers can visit The Joint Commission’s website.

About The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. It is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

About Pediatric Home Service

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Pediatric Home Service is an independent pediatric homecare company that helps medically-complex, technology-dependent children live safely and successfully where they’re most comfortable, at home with their families, rather than in a hospital. Pediatric Home Service has been partnering with health care professionals and family caregivers for more than two decades to deliver compassionate, specialized, high-quality care to children with special medical needs.


Originally published: June 16, 2012