April 10, 2019
Stacey Lopriore, RN, BSN, LNHA
Vice President of Utilization and Innovation
PALM GARDEN OF TAMPA AWARDED GOLD SEAL NURSING CARE CENTER ACCREDITATION* FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
(SARASOTA, Florida) – Palm Garden Healthcare today announced that Palm Garden of Tampa has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.
Palm Garden of Tampa underwent a rigorous on-site survey. During the review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.
“Palm Garden of Tampa is pleased to receive Gold Seal accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Stacey Lopriore, VP of Utilization and Innovation. “Palm Garden Team Members across the organization continue to work together to provide elite clinical capabilities while delivering world-class service.”
“We commend Palm Garden of Tampa for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization,” said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission.
Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services.
The accreditation and certification programs are awarded for a three-year period.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Palm Garden of Tampa
Palm Garden Healthcare is a mission-driven, patient-centered, provider of post-acute healthcare services consisting of skilled nursing and rehab centers, outpatient rehab clinics, assisted living and memory care, and home care agencies conveniently located across the state of Florida. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals delivers quality care through innovative nursing and rehabilitation across a continuum of inpatient skilled nursing and rehab, in-home care, and outpatient rehab services. For more information, please visit www.PalmGardenofTampa.com