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Gina Zimmermann

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Gina Zimmermann is the executive director for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Staff Biographies

07/02/2014
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Overview Guide

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A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers covering fees, timelines, and resources.

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07/02/2014
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External Studies Highlight Positive Differences in How Joint Commission Accredited Nursing Facilities Perform

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Three recent independent studies have shown that Joint Commission-accredited organizations outperform non-accredited facilities in a number of key areas.

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05/30/2014
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Performance Measurement , Other Measures , Research Resources

05/21/2014
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I’ve been where you are, and I understand what you’re up against.

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Guest blogger -Beth Ann Brehm, RN, LNHA, SPHR, MBA, MSN, Associate Project Director, Specialist, Division of Healthcare Quality. I’ve been where you are, and I understand what you’re up against. After all, there was a time I stood where you stand. As a former nursing home administrator, I’m intimately familiar with the multiple priorities, demands and challenges administrators just like you face on a daily basis.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Transitions of Care , Skilled Nursing Facility

03/10/2014
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7 Steps to Accreditation & Specialty Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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This checklist provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care facilities a concise overview of the accreditation process.

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02/24/2014
02/03/2014
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Crosswalk to Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)

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Crosswalk to Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI).

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Crosswalk

01/31/2014
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InTouch - Issue 1, 2013

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Welcome to the new InTouch newsletter (formerly LTC Update) providing news and information about the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program.

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09/23/2013
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Helping You Choose Quality Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Services

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When you need nursing care or rehabilitation, you should find out some information to help you choose the best nursing and rehabilitation center for you or your loved one. Nursing and rehabilitation centers are also known as nursing homes.

Related Items: General Public , How to Choose an Accreditor , Nursing Care Center , Nursing Home , Patient Education , Helping You Choose Guides

09/13/2013
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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center

04/01/2013
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Leading Practice Library

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The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Quality Improvement Tools

03/20/2013
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Transition Steps to the Reinvented Products for Currently Accredited Organizations

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Attached below are the transition steps, with dates, to help you understand what to expect in the months ahead.

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01/07/2013
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Improving Patient and Worker Safety

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Health care professionals whose focus is on patient safety are very familiar with these alarming and frequently cited statistics from the Institute of Medicine: medical errors result in the death of between 44,000 and 98,000 patients every year.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Patient Education , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Monograph , Research Resources

11/19/2012
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Transitions of Care: The need for a more effective approach to continuing patient care

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This paper is the first of many planned communications that will report on new developments from The Joint Commission enterprise about work underway to address the problems related to transitions of care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Transitions of Care , Papers , Research Resources

06/27/2012
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Preventing Central Line-Associated Infections

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The Joint Commission, in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International, has produced a new monograph containing the most current information, evidence-based guidance, and resources to assist healthcare organization in reducing CLABSI.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , CLABSI , Infection Prevention and HAIs

05/16/2012
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Study Finds Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes

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Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Accreditation , Skilled Nursing Facility

04/23/2012
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Strategies for Improving Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates

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This document provides evidence-based strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for improving health care personnel influenza vaccination rates, along with supporting documentation that can be found in The Joint Commission's influenza monograph.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Influenza , Infection Prevention and HAIs

04/09/2012
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Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff (HAP, CAH, LTC)

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Voice recorded slide presentation that focuses on revised Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff, for Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals and Long Term Care accreditation programs. This revised standard will go into effect on July 1, 2012.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Influenza , Vaccination , Influenza Vaccination Teleconference , Standard IC.02.04.01

12/02/2011