Parkview Community Hospital has been awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval — Center of Distinction for its palliative care program.
Palliative care is family-centered care that addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients with serious illnesses. Parkview underwent a rigorous Joint Commission on-site review on August 14 to be named one of only 20 hospitals in the nation to have achieved this award.
“In achieving Joint Commission advanced certification, Parkview Community Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for patients with serious illness,” says Michele Sacco, M.S. executive director, Advanced Certification for Palliative Care.
Tarek Mahdi, M.D., medical director of Parkview’s Palliative Care program, along with a dedicated team, have worked together for five years to establish a program free to all hospital patients and their families needing help managing serious illnesses.
“Our Palliative Care program offers a coordinated service which optimizes the quality of life for patients with serious illness. We have the support of administration and a dedicated, caring team of nurses, social workers, case managers and a chaplain,” Mahdi said.
The Gold Seal of Approval celebrates Parkview Community Hospital‘s commitment to excellence in healthcare that directly contributes to improving the quality of life in Riverside. This prestigious recognition also helps “Tell Riverside’s Story” on a national scale as location of choice for high-quality healthcare.
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