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St. Peter’s Health Partners Awarded Integrated Care Certification From The Joint Commission



St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) has earned Integrated Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification demonstrates SPHP’s focus on improving care coordination across the continuum of care, particularly as it relates to information sharing, transitions of care, hand-off communications, and other key activities impacting patients moving between the hospital and outpatient care settings.

SPHP is the first organization in New York state, and one of only a few organizations in the United States, to receive Integrated Care Certification.

SPHP affiliates and practices included in the certification are: Samaritan Hospital, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Eddy Visiting Nurse and Rehab Association, Troy Internal Medicine, and Troy Medical Group.

SPHP underwent a rigorous onsite review on October 11-12, 2018, to assess its compliance with certification standards for integrated care. During the review, Joint Commission experts evaluated several areas, including communication, information technology integration, patient and family engagement, service integration, and quality improvement activities that span the continuum of care.

“Becoming a truly integrated health care system has always been the vision of St. Peter’s Health Partners,” said James Reed, M.D., president and CEO of SPHP. “This recognition by The Joint Commission is an important step in realizing that vision. I offer my sincere thanks and a hearty congratulations to everyone who played a role in bringing this incredible honor to our system.”

“We are delighted to receive Integrated Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Kim Baker, president of continuing care at SPHP, who led the system’s efforts to earn this certification. “By achieving this certification, we are fostering improved collaboration and patient centeredness, while also helping to reduce the risk of adverse events.”

“Organizations with Integrated Care Certification are promoting improved safety around the integration of patient care between hospitals and ambulatory health care providers and organizations,” said David W. Baker, M.D., MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission. “This certification signifies that the partners covered by Integrated Care Certification have strong links between health care settings, and it provides a pathway for leaders to improve patient satisfaction and reduce preventable admissions and emergency department use.”

Established in 2015, Integrated Care Certification is awarded for a three-year period to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, ambulatory health care organizations, home health agencies, and nursing homes.

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