Affinia Healthcare Awarded Gold-Level National Accreditation from The Joint Commission
ST. LOUIS, MO – Affinia Healthcare has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Accreditation. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Affinia Healthcare underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey from August 9-12, 2022. During this triennial visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with the accrediting body’s Ambulatory Care standards, including the handling of hazardous materials and waste, ongoing education and training, and infection prevention and control activities, among others. 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,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive for The Joint Commission. “We commend Affinia Healthcare for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“Fewer than 1 in 5 of the 1,400 or so community health centers across the U.S. seek and maintain this prestigious accreditation,” said Dr. Alan Freeman, Affinia Healthcare President and CEO. “The extraordinary efforts of our staff, and the high-quality care and compassionate service provided to our patients, set Affinia Healthcare apart.”
Dr. Freeman also commended Dr. Kendra Holmes, Executive Vice President and COO, who led Affinia Healthcare’s preparation and response. “This is yet another example of the exceptional nature of her leadership, as our organization strives to remain survey ready every day,” he noted.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with providers and other health care experts, and patients, and is informed by science and research. Affinia Healthcare has remained accredited since 2004.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website at: https://www.jointcommission.org/