Wheeler Clinic receives gold seal for ambulatory health

Published on Monday, 26 June 2017 21:53
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The Wheeler Clinic

PLAINVILLE - Wheeler Clinic has received Ambulatory Health Care accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Wheeler received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 

Wheeler underwent a rigorous onsite survey in April, when a Joint Commission surveyor evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, infection prevention and control, management of medications and patient education and training. The review also assessed Wheeler’s compliance with standards related to how effectively the primary care clinician and the interdisciplinary team work in partnership with patients.

Wheeler has been accredited by the Joint Commission for behavioral health care for more than 20 years and received behavioral health home certification in 2016.

“We commend Wheeler and its staff for achieving this pinnacle, demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality,” said Michael Kulczycki, MBA, CAE, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program of The Joint Commission.“Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and entrusting The Joint Commission to assist you.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, General Business, Plainville on Monday, 26 June 2017 21:53. Updated: Monday, 26 June 2017 21:55.