The Joint Commission presents 2018 Enterprise Champion for Quality award to BrightStar Care®

Franchisor recognized for efforts to promote delivery of high-quality health care services Thursday, October 04 2018

Katie Looze Bronk
Corporate Communications

(OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, October 4, 2018) – The Joint Commission has presented its 2018 Enterprise Champion for Quality award to BrightStar Care®. The annual award recognizes a national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality health care services to its franchisees through Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation. 

Among the criteria for the award, a home health care franchisor must maintain at least 10 franchisees accredited by The Joint Commission and demonstrate that at least 95 percent of all franchisees eligible for accreditation hold Joint Commission accreditation. 

“We commend BrightStar Care and its franchisees for their efforts to meet rigorous Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation standards and requirements for improving patient safety and quality of care,” says Margherita Labson, RN, executive director, Home Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “Achieving and upholding Joint Commission accreditation helps home care franchisees provide patients with a quality and safety framework, as well as improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.” 

“Our commitment to clinical quality keeps our clients safe in their homes, and ultimately helps prevent hospital re-admissions. We’re honored to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award for the sixth consecutive year,” says Shelly Sun, CEO and founder of BrightStar Care. “At Brightstar Care we pride ourselves on being a trusted and necessary brand that everyone can depend on. We believe in delivering personalized plans for each client we have the pleasure of caring for and are confident our exceptionally skilled team will always deliver the highest-standard of care.” 

BrightStar Care has more than 300 nationwide locations that provide the full continuum of home health care for individuals, families and health care facilities. Its around-the-clock services encompass companionship, personal and dementia care, transportation, medication set-ups and reminders, skilled nursing care and much more. 

For more information on the Home Care Accreditation Program, please visit The Joint Commission website


About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at



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