Navigation Links
Northwest Kidney Centers Hospital Services Department Awarded Joint Commission Certification
Date:2/20/2009

SEATTLE, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The hospital services department at Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for health care staffing services from The Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

In addition to its stand-alone dialysis centers, NKC has a 55-member hospital services staff providing 11,000 dialysis treatments a year within 10 King County hospitals. Late last year that NKC hospital services department underwent an unannounced, on-site review of its compliance with national standards. Among the areas the Joint Commission reviews are how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their employees, how they place them, and how they monitor performance.

"Health care organizations that contract with Northwest Kidney Centers can look to this certification as an assurance that NKC demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services," said Michele Sacco, the Joint Commission's executive director of health care staffing services certification.

Ongoing shortages of nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals have forced health care organizations to increasingly fill positions through contractual arrangements with staffing firms. The Joint Commission's certification program offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's services.

"Certification recognizes NKC's dedication to providing nurses and technicians who are well-qualified to deliver the highest caliber care to patients, whether in one of our 13 dialysis centers or in a hospital," said NKC president and chief executive officer Joyce F. Jackson. "We're proud to receive the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval."

The Joint Commission (www.jointcommission.org) evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

Northwest Kidney Centers, established in 1962 as the world's first outpatient dialysis facility, is a model for saving and sustaining the lives of people with chronic kidney disease, focusing on improving the quality of patients' lives. A not-for-profit organization, Northwest Kidney Centers provides personalized care for patients in the Puget Sound region. The organization is the central community resource for kidney disease prevention, treatment and education. A world pioneer in home dialysis, Northwest Kidney Centers is dedicated to developing innovative treatment options and promoting research to find the cure for chronic kidney disease. For more information, see www.nwkidney.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Northwest Kidney Centers
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cogdell Spencer Announces Aigner as President in the Northwest Region
2. Womens Heart Health a Critical Focus at Northwestern Memorials Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
3. Houston Northwest Medical Center Is One of Two Hospitals in Texas Named A Mentor Hospital for Heart Attack
4. Orthopaedic Surgeon Kevin Smith, MD, Joins Northwest Hospital & Medical Center and The Sports Medicine Clinic
5. Northwest Hospital Sponsors Girls Day Out Event at Northgate Mall
6. Bulk Powder Processing Solution BFM Fitting on Display This Week at Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo
7. Baxter and Northwestern University partner to target new life sciences projects
8. Houston Northwest Medical Center Is Recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center(TM) by the National Consortium of Breast Centers
9. Nursing Data on Patient Safety in California Will Expand to Include Two Pacific Northwest States
10. Medical Imaging Northwest Selects Compressus for Enterprise Interoperability
11. Northwest Hospital & Medical Center Named Favorite Healthcare Company
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... According to an article published February 4th on mySA, robotically ... hernia repairs throughout the United States. Commenting on this article, Beverly Hills hernia repair ... has not only been expected, but it seems to be a natural result of ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Enforcement Trends: , Back to the Future , Feb. 25, 2016 — 11:00 a.m. – ... who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” , An analysis of CDRH’s ... But that takes time. , Take a close look at the warning letters the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... T.E.N., ... have closed for the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and winners of the ... ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, 2016 at the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, a locally owned insurance firm with ... will raise funds earmarked to purchase computers and software for Mrs. Harrison’s 2nd and ... is in a low-income area and has more than 60 2nd and 3rd graders ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Donor Network West, the organ procurement organization that ... partnership with San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Under the collaboration, the first of its ... to accommodate a more certain time frame for donor families for the recovery of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... 12, 2016  SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered ... minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain disorders ... (NGS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) covering the states of ... Maine , Massachusetts , Minnesota ... York , Rhode Island , ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... SAN DIEGO and SEOUL, ... -- Silicon Biosys­tems Menarini and Macrogen, Inc. today ... clinical assays and innovative procedures for precision medicine ... to combine Silicon Biosystems, DEPArray™ digital-sorting technology with ... development of tests certified under the Clinical Laboratory ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016  Apellis Pharmaceuticals, ... a $47.1 million Series D preferred stock ... Management, Hillhouse Capital Group and venBio Global ... Investments, AJU IB Investment, and Epidarex Capital. The ... to further advance clinical trials in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: