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UR Medicine Home Care Earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Joint Commission SealUR Medicine Home Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for home health care and hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

UR Medicine Home Care underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review this winter. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with home health and hospice standards, including; emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

"As a health care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with health care organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions, and rigorous standards," says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. "We commend UR Medicine Home Care for its commitment to advance safety and quality for all patients."

"UR Medicine Home Care is honored to have achieved Joint Commission accreditation," says Michelle Dahlkemper, MBA, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer UR Medicine Home Care. "The Joint Commission is recognized in health care as meeting the highest level of quality and safety patient standards that is attainable and gives credit to our commitment to achieve accreditation consistent with standards established across URMC. The Home Care team should be commended for their hard work and perseverance. Accreditation demonstrates compliance with Medicare and Medicaid guidelines and the stringent criteria established by the accrediting body. The organization, board of directors, and system partners are proud of this achievement."

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

Wine Maker's Dinner

Monday, June 26, 2023

Winemakers Dinner & Auction

Exciting News! The Wine Maker’s Dinner to benefit hospice will be held on October 27, 2023, at Ventosa Vineyards. Their exclusive venue will feature a five-course dinner paired with five different Finger Lakes wines. This event is fun and an excellent opportunity to enjoy a gourmet meal and sample your favorite wines from the finger lakes while showing support for the hospice program. For more information contact

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