Up in the blogosphere with The Joint Commission
- Quality in Senior Living — Newsweek’s Top Nursing Homes List Uses Joint Commission Accreditation in Scoring Methodology: When Newsweek published its list of the best nursing homes earlier this year, it included a new metric with which the news organization calculated rankings — a score for facilities that are accredited by The Joint Commission, writes Gina Zimmermann, Executive Director, Nursing Care Center and Assisted Living Community Services, The Joint Commission.
- Dateline @ TJC — Nurses Are Uniquely Qualified to Drive Safety and Quality Initiatives: As we celebrate nursing this National Nurses Month, let us also celebrate the role of the nurse in improving safety and quality of care, writes Lisa DiBlasi Moorehead, EdD, MSN, RN, CENP, CPPS, CJCP, Field Director, Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation Program.
- Improvement Insights — Improving Follow-Up Care for New Mothers in an Urban Area: The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation. UT Southwestern Medical Center established the extending Maternal Care After Pregnancy (eMCAP) program in partnership with Parkland Health, which operates the public safety-net hospital in Dallas County, writes David B. Nelson, MD, Division Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center.