Traditions Health of Ridgeland, MS Awarded Hospice Accreditation

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Published:  August 10, 2023

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Ridgeland, MS 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 Hospice team 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 private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Traditions Health of Ridgeland for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“I am grateful to our staff for their dedication to excellence and patient safety. This honor reflects our organization’s relentless commitment to clinical standards of excellence – standards that are verified by one of the most trusted, rigorous quality reviewers in our industry,” 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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