EDINBURG, RGV – Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its inpatient diabetes care program by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

The certification award recognizes Doctors Hospital at Renaissance’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

To receive this award, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance underwent a rigorous on-site review on April 27, 2016. A team of Joint Commission expert reviewers evaluated DHR for compliance with the requirements for The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification program as well as inpatient diabetes care-specific standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measures. The inpatient diabetes certification program is based on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Recommendations.

“In achieving Joint Commission advanced certification, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with diabetes,” says Michele Sacco, M.S., Interim Executive Director, The Joint Commission Certification Programs. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Doctors Hospital at Renaissance for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“With Joint Commission advanced certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Israel Rocha, Chief Executive Officer at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. “Achieving Joint Commission advanced certification in inpatient diabetes care for our organization is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care, developed in conjunction with the ADA, provides standards related to:

·         Staff education requirements,
·         Written blood glucose monitoring protocols,
·         Plans for the treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia,
·         Data collection of incidences of hypoglycemia,
·         Patient education on self-management of diabetes, and
·         An identified program champion or program champion team.

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 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. The Joint Commission has two nonprofit affiliate organizations: The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) provides consulting services, educational services and publications. Joint Commission International, a division of JCR, accredits and certifies international health care organizations. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org

About Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System

From general acute care services to individually-tailored wellness and preventative health programs, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) over 700 physicians and more than 1,500 nurses dedicate themselves to offering a full continuum of care in over 65 different sub-specialties. DHR is a 530+ bed physician-owned health system that offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. Southern Border.  For more information, please call (956) DOCTORS (362-8677) or visit our website at www.dhr-rgv.com.