Parke House Nursing home has been accredited by the international agency JCI since 2016 and we have completed a triennial audit in 2019. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organisation’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. This reflects Parke House’s commitment to continuous quality improvement as outlined in our Mission Statement.
What is JCI Accreditation?
Each hospital and health care organisation that applies for JCI accreditation takes about two years to prepare. During this time, the entire organisation works together to develop and implement the new high quality and patient-safe policies, practices, and procedures that are required to meet our JCI standards.
During our on-site evaluation, a team of expert JCI physicians, nurses, and health care administrators visits the organisation and evaluates more than a thousand measurable elements. Through interviews with staff, patients, and leadership, along with physical inspections and reviews of records, our survey touches every part of the organisation and provides a complete evaluation of the effectiveness of the organisation’s patient safety and quality system.
JCI accredits hospitals and academic medical centres. It also accredits clinics, laboratories, ambulance services and emergency transport organisations, home care, long term care, and primary care facilities.
Why is JCI Accreditation the World’s Gold Standard?
Accreditation is a long-term process that demands commitment. There is a great deal of preparatory work leading up to a survey. Subsequent performance and improvement work is done to ensure those accreditation standards are maintained. Organisations that achieve and maintain JCI accreditation are dedicated to providing their patients with the best level of care possible.
JCI standards and evaluation methods stand alone in the world as unique tools designed to drive positive change. Its standards and evaluation methods are:
- Designed to stimulate and support sustained quality improvement
- Created to reduce risk
- Focused on building a culture of patient safety
- Developed by health care experts from around the world—and tested in every world region
- Developed by health professionals specifically for the health care sector
- Applicable to individual health care organisations and national health care systems