Senior fracture program at CHH receives Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Published 9:51 am Monday, November 30, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell Huntington Hospital’s (CHH) Senior Fracture Program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating continuous excellence in performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

CHH’s Senior Fracture Program was created in response to national data that shows more than half of the patients receiving inpatient care for fractures and almost 90 percent of hip fracture patients are seniors. The program focuses on providing rapid assessment and evaluation upon arrival, early post-operative mobilization and initiation of rehabilitation, specialized hip fracture nursing care plans to minimize pressure ulcers and infections, close monitoring and treatment for delirium and an emphasis on effective pain management.

“It is a good feeling knowing that we are being recognized for our efforts to provide the best possible outcomes for seniors,” said Teresa Sexton, director of Nursing and Senior Services at Cabell Huntington Hospital. “We have a dedicated team of caring professionals who provide excellent care and are very deserving of this honor.”

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CHH underwent a rigorous survey by a team of expert surveyors from The Joint Commission who evaluated compliance, safety, effective processes and outcomes. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.