Family Health awarded two accreditations from The Joint Commission 06-25-24

June 25, 2024

Family Health awarded two accreditations from The Joint Commission

MOBILE, Ala. — Family Health, the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD), has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care and Primary Care Medical Home by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Family Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in April. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards spanning several areas. Included was coordination of care, monitoring for infection prevention and control, management of medications, and patient education and training.

“This is a proud achievement based on the hard work that the employees of Family Health do every day as they maintain quality care for our patients,” said Dr. Kevin Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County.

Established in 1975, The Joint Commission program encourages high quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. An estimated 2,200 organizations currently maintain Ambulatory Care Accreditation, which is awarded for a three-year period.

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

“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Dr. Ken Grubbs, Executive Vice President of Accreditation and Certification Operations. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Family Health for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity and compassion for all patients.”

Since its inception in 1979, Family Health has provided services to the uninsured, underinsured, insured, and medically underserved populations of Mobile County. In addition to the general population, the center has also targeted special populations (such as migrant and seasonal workers, refugees, public housing residents, and people living with HIV/AIDS). Call for an appointment at 251-690-8889.

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by MCHDadmin

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