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Member News — The Joint Commission Certifies Hackensack University Medical Center’s Parkinson’s Disease Program
June 22nd, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has earned Joint Commission certification for its Parkinson’s Disease program, achieving distinction as the only Parkinson’s Disease acute care program in the country.

“I want to commend our team members for achieving this significant recognition,” said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president of Hackensack University Medical Center. “They fully represent our commitment to providing the highest quality, human-centered care.”

The Joint Commission team conducted a full day review, including a record survey, data session, competency and credentialing session, and team member discussion specific to care received by patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Surveyors remarked on particular excellence in the education of team members regarding the care of Parkinson’s Disease patients and team members’ breadth of knowledge on the subject. They also commended the medical center for undertaking the task of developing this program and seeking certification in an acute care setting.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

The Joint Commission mission is to improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

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