Traditions Health of Portland, OR Awarded Hospice Accreditation

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Published:  January 24, 2024
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Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Portland, OR has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The Portland hospice branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with home health standards spanning several areas including environment of care, infection prevention and control, emergency management leadership, and medication management.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire a safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of accreditation and certification operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Traditions Health of Portland for its commitment to advancing safety, quality, equity, and compassion for all patients.”

“Accreditation from The Joint Commission recognizes our staff’s commitment to provide superior care and superior services to each patient and family we are privileged to serve. We are honored to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval,” says David Klementz, president, and chief executive officer of Traditions Health.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

About Traditions Health

Traditions Health provides home health, hospice, and palliative care services. Its goal is to help patients have the best quality of life possible surrounded by the people they love. Traditions Health opened its first agency in Bryan, Texas in 2008. Since then, the company has continued to grow and now provides care across 18 states. Traditions Health is a portfolio company of Dorilton.

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