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Nemours Children's Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Friday, Dec 7, 2012

Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando
The Joint Commision's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation.

Nemours Children’s Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with their national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Nemours Children’s Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Nemours Children’s Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey on November 19 and 20. During the two-day survey, a team of Joint Commission experts evaluated Nemours for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Nemours Children’s Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Nemours Children’s Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“It took the efforts of hundreds of people over many years to get us to this day,” said Roger Oxendale, CEO of Nemours Children’s Hospital. “In addition to our team in Central Florida who performed so well during the survey, I would like to offer our sincere thanks to the many Nemours Associates – in both Florida and the Delaware Valley - who have shared their time, talents, and expertise so generously with us. That collaborative effort is the reason we are able to celebrate this incredible accomplishment.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts, and patients.

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.