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Columbus Hospice earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Gold Seal of Approval symbolizes an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Columbus Hospice has been accredited since 1996.

An unannounced onsite survey took place Feb. 28 to March 3. During the review, the compliance with several hospice standards to include emergency management, environment of care, and medication management, and leadership were evaluated.

“Columbus Hospice is pleased to receive accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," said President and CEO Mike Smajd.  “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”

The Joint Commission’s hospice standards are to help hospices measure, assess, and improve performance. 

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