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Greystone health and rehabilitation centers awarded nursing care center accreditation from The Joint Commission

TAMPA, Fla., May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greystone Health Network announced that ten of its skilled nursing facilities have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care. 

The Joint Commission accredited locations include Alhambra Health and Rehabilitation Center (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Lexington Health and Rehabilitation Center (St. Petersburg, Fla.), The Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center (Gainesville, Fla.), Wilton Manors Health and Rehabilitation Center (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Isle Health and Rehabilitation Center (Orange Park, Fla.), Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation Center (Deland, Fla.), Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center (Deland, Fla.) and Woodland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center (Jacksonville, Fla.).

Greystone’s health and rehabilitation centers each underwent a rigorous on-site survey in the last 45 days.  During the review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides nursing homes with a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients and residents receive,” said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Greystone for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

"Greystone Health is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission as it affirms the level of care we provide on a daily basis,” added Melissa Purvis, chief clinical officer, Greystone Healthcare Management.  “Staff from across our organization continue to work together to develop and implement innovative approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for our patients and residents.”

Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services.  The accreditation and certification programs are awarded for a three-year period.

About Greystone Healthcare Management
Greystone Healthcare Management, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., manages a healthcare network comprised of skilled nursing and assisted living communities, outpatient rehabilitation and home health services, private duty services and hospice care. With locations throughout Florida, Greystone is committed to providing only the highest quality customer service and patient care.

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 accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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Suzanne Santangelo
Greystone Healthcare Management
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 13:43