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Serenity Home Health Care, Inc. Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Miami, March 11, 2009 – By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Serenity Home Health Care, Inc.  has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval(TM).Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation.  Serenity Home Health Care, Inc., which provides Home Health Care 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 February.

In becoming accredited, Serenity Home Health Care was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission (surveyor/team of surveyors) experienced in the delivery of home care services,” says Debra Zak, Ph.D., RN, L.Ac., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. Achieving accreditation demonstrates Serenity Home Health Care’s commitment to provide high quality and safe care to its patients.

Mr. Vincent Carmona, Administrator, 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 Serenity 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 Mr. Carmona. They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission (surveyor/team).

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