Pacific Coast Medical Supply Inc. has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commissions national standards for health care quality and safety in home care.
Pacific Coast Medical Supply Inc., underwent a rigorous unannounced onsite survey in September. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the company for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
Accreditation is a voluntary process, and I commend Pacific Coast Medical Supply for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves, said Margherita Labson, executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission.
Established in 1988, The Joint Commissions Home Care Accreditation Program accredits more than 5,600 organizations. The Joint Commissions standards address the home care organizations performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care and services are provided in a safe manner.
Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide, said Norm Stutznegger, CEO of Pacific Coast Medical Supply Inc.