Community Health Center earns The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
The Will County Community Health Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care and Behavioral Health Care Accreditation 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.
The Will County Community Health Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on February 16 and 17, 2023. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with health care standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, leadership, safety, and medication management.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a heath care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with health care organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions and rigorous standards,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Will County Community Health Center for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients.”
“We’re excited to renew our accreditation with The Joint Commission,” said Will County Community Health Center Chief Executive Officer Mary Maragos. “This voluntary accreditation shows our commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety and quality in health care.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
Will County Community Health Center’s Mission
The Will County Community Health Center’s mission is to improve the health of the residents of Will County by providing access to quality integrated medical, behavioral health, and dental care through community collaboration, service and education. The Community Health Center offers a long list of services including adult, pediatric, adolescent and women’s healthcare, dental care, behavioral health services, eye care services, family planning services, a teen clinic and insurance enrollment assistance.