Our nation’s first hospital is celebrating yet one more first in its storied historical past: Perinatal Care Certification from the Joint Commission.
Pennsylvania Hospital is proud to be the primary within the area and one among solely 58 hospitals nationally to obtain Perinatal Care Certification from the Joint Commission. This certification acknowledges our dedication to built-in, coordinated, affected person-centered care that helps and maintains the well being of moms and newborns.
“Going through the certification process allowed us to compare ourselves with nationally recognized best practices, identifying both our opportunities and our achievements,” Clinical Director Elizabeth Quigley said. “We were thrilled to learn that in most areas we were excelling and we worked hard to close the few gaps we discovered. Perinatal Care Certification demonstrates to our patients that we are positioned to provide the best possible experience, from low-risk, low-intervention birth to complex care for high risk situations.”
Pennsylvania Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite assessment to evaluate its compliance with certification requirements for perinatal care.
During the assessment in September 2017, Joint Commission specialists independently evaluated the hospital’s perinatal well being care companies based mostly on the next:
- Pennsylvania Hospital gives built-in, coordinated, affected person-centered care that begins earlier than delivery and continues after supply
- We are in a position to establish excessive-danger pregnancies and births early
- The dangers to moms and newborns are managed at a degree that corresponds to the hospital’s talents
- We educate sufferers about perinatal care companies
Earning certification means the Pennsylvania Hospital employees has voluntarily made an additional effort to assessment and enhance the important thing areas that may have an effect on the standard and security of your care. It is taken into account the gold normal in well being care.
“Achieving Perinatal Care Certification recognizes an organization’s commitment to healthy mothers and healthy babies,” stated Patrick Phelan, government director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The certification gives providers an unparalleled advantage when it comes to preparing mothers for labor and delivery, while also being able to help them if complications arise.”
There are many advantages to selecting a hospital licensed or accredited by the Joint Commission. The certification ensures we offer a protected surroundings to your care, educate you about your dangers and choices, shield your rights as a affected person, constantly consider your situation, shield you towards an infection, and plan for emergency conditions.
Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-12 months interval to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. The Joint Commission is an impartial, nonprofit group that evaluates well being care organizations to find out in the event that they excel at offering protected, efficient and excessive-high quality care. It is the nation’s oldest and largest requirements-setting and accrediting physique in well being care, and accredits and certifies greater than 21,000 well being care organizations.