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and minor illness
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Sun Life Receives Joint Commission Accreditation

May 03rd, 2019

Sun Life Receives Joint Commission Accreditation

Sun Life has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Sun Life underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey from February 19 through February 22, 2019. During the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care, evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, monitoring for procedures that involve use of sedation or anesthesia, infection prevention and control, management of medications, and patient education and training.

Along with accreditation for quality, Sun Life received Certification for the Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) model. Being a PCMH certified organization means Sun Life is dedicated to working together as a team to help the patient achieve their best quality of life. Being part of a PCMH organization means Sun Life’s patients benefit from the core functions of: patient-centered care, comprehensive care, coordinated care, access to care and systems based approach to quality and safety. To learn more about PCMH, visit https://sunlifefamilyhealth.org/index.php/about-us.

Established in 1975, The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program encourages high-quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. Today, the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides ambulatory care organizations with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the ambulatory setting,” said Pearl Darling, MBA, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Sun Life and its staff for achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality. Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and entrusting The Joint Commission to assist you.”

"Sun Life is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Travis Robinette, Chief Executive Officer. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”

The Joint Commission’s ambulatory health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

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