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TAMPA, FL, July 18, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Home Health Mates, Inc-Tampa has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. Home Health Mates, Inc-Tampa, which provides medical and non medical home health services, received the accreditation award after The Joint Commission found that it had demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for home care organizations. The on-site survey occurred in May.
"In becoming accredited, Home Health Mates, Inc-Tampa was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of home care services," says Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. "Achieving accreditation demonstrates Home Health Mates, Inc-Tampa commitment to provide high quality and safe care to its patients."
Bruce Muenter, President/Owner, says Joint Commission accreditation shows that "we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to be the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence."
He notes that accreditation is attainable only through the cooperation and communication among staff members.
"Everyone here at Home Health Mates, Inc-Tampa plays a valuable role in working to meet the standards. I think it gives them a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organization," says Bruce Muenter. "They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission surveyor."
Home Health Mates of Tampa, is a Florida licensed, and accredited home health agency that provides both medical and non medical care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. For further information please contact us at 813-884-5040 or at www.homehealthmates.com.
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