MPP Infusion Centers operated by Renal Ventures Management earn prestigious Joint Commission Accreditation for safe, high-quality care, treatment
Apr 21, 2015
MPP Infusion Centers operated by Renal Ventures Management, LLC has earned the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation.
The accreditation reflects MPP Infusion Centers’ commitment to providing safe, high-quality patient care, demonstrating continuous compliance with nationally recognized practice guidelines and standards. The JCAHO accreditation is system-wide and applies to all six Dallas-Fort Worth infusion centers as well as the Infusion Center of Denver.
MPP Infusion Centers provide specialty and prescription drug infusion therapy to treat chronic, complex diseases. The state-of-the-art facilities, which are focused on delivering a unique quality patient experience, include amenities such as heated chairs, Wi-Fi access and personal, high-definition televisions.
MPP Regional Director of Infusion Operations Ken Idicula said the evaluation process leading to accreditation took approximately three months to complete.
"JCAHO assessed us based on environment of care, infection control, medication management, leadership, human resources and other categories,” said Idicula. “They also have a patient ‘tracer’ process where they follow a patient from the time he or she comes through the door to when the patient leaves, noting in detail our centers’ attention to interactions along the way.”
The intensive three-day, on-site evaluation process involved infusion center staff, patients and procedures. Another aspect of the accreditation process included patient chart audits, investigation of policies and procedures, provider credentialing and other aspects of the facility affecting patient outcomes. The Joint Commission receives all gathered data and makes its final decision based on how in-line the organization is with the Joint Commission’s Standards of Care and National Patient Safety Goals.
MPP Infusion Centers are among just a handful of infusion centers worldwide that have earned the JCAHO Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation.
“The Gold Seal of Approval is a highly desired and respected accreditation,” explained Idicula. “Although infusion clinics are fairly new to the health care industry, we wanted to set the bar very high for this type of facility. We’d also like to recognize the hard work and efforts of our dedicated staff in demonstrating and achieving the highest levels of quality patient care.”
The JCAHO accreditation is effective for three years from the official award date of March 12, 2015.
Established in 1975, The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation program encourages high quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. An estimated 2,100 organizations currently maintain Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, awarded for a three-year period. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home care, laboratory, and nursing home services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.