Orange Park Medical Center October 21, 2014

Orange Park, FL – Orange Park Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Sepsis Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Orange Park Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Orange Park Medical Center has been awarded this certification since 2013.

Orange Park Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in August 2014. A Joint Commission expert evaluated Orange Park Medical Center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission certification, Orange Park Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with sepsis,” says Michele Sacco, M.S., interim executive director, Certification Programs. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Orange Park Medical Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Chad Patrick, CEO of Orange Park Medical Center, added “With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to continue along our path of excellence, with a focus on continual improvement of patient care and quality outcomes.”

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.