The Joint Commission Again Awards Texas Health Huguley Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes Care
From left: Donielle Halvorsen, Angela Hodges, Katherine Cory, James Hall and Mary Lewis
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes Care by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.
The two-year certification recognizes Texas Health Huguley’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s inpatient diabetes standards. The inpatient diabetes certification program is based on clinical practice guidelines and performance measures recognized by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
“The program at Texas Health Huguley has evolved into a completely multidisciplinary system with physicians, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists all working together to improve patient outcomes,” said Clinical Pharmacist Diabetes Specialist Angela Hodges, PharmD, BC-ADM. “Achieving the Joint Commission’s Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification shows our commitment to positively affecting the community we serve through diabetes education and maintaining excellence in patient care.”
“Texas Health Huguley has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with diabetes,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Texas Health Huguley for becoming a leader in inpatient diabetes care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for diabetic patients in its community.”
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.