Traditions

Traditions Health names The Joint Commission as Exclusive Provider of Accreditation and Certification Services

Commitment to patient safety and quality improvement demonstrated through accreditation and certification

Traditions Health today named The Joint Commission as its exclusive provider of accreditation and certification services. Through Joint Commission accreditation and certification, Traditions Health’s more than 100 branches of home health and hospice locations across 17 states will help demonstrate their commitment to patient safety and quality improvement.

The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest health care accreditor, surveys health care organizations for compliance with its performance standards during a rigorous, unannounced onsite visit. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission surveyors will evaluate Traditions Health’s compliance with home care and hospice standards spanning several areas including environment of care, equipment management, infection prevention and control, medication management and more.

Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. During the visit, surveyors also conduct onsite observations and interviews.

“Traditions Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care to every patient we serve. To demonstrate our commitment to clinical standards and excellence, we have chosen to become Joint Commission accredited starting with the corporate office and for all branches,” says David Klementz, chief executive officer of Traditions Health.

“The Joint Commission looks forward to working with Traditions Health to help its locations achieve and sustain standardized performance excellence. As more patients are seeking home health services, it is important that they receive safe and quality care. Accreditation is one way to help ensure that these organizations have the processes and policies in place to do so,” says Brian Enochs, JD, executive vice president, Business Development and Marketing, The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program was established in 1988 and accredits more than 5,200 programs that provide home care, hospice, personal care and support, pharmacy, home infusion, and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) services. Additionally, The Joint Commission’s Community-Based Palliative Care Certification program is available to organizations that provide home health or hospice services.

About Tradtions Health

Headquartered in College Station, Texas, Traditions Health is a leading provider of hospice care, home health care, consulting services and online policy manuals. The company provides care to over 8,500 patients across 17 states. The company has recently been named to the 2021 Inc. Magazine's “Inc. 5000” list of fastest-growing businesses. Traditions Health is a portfolio company of Dorilton. For more information, visit our website at www.traditionshealth.com.