LOURDES SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW JESERY  RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER IN RESPIRATORY FAILURE CARE

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 AWARDED GOLD SEAL FOR RESPIRATORY FAILURE ACCREDITATION 

FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION 

(WILLINGBORO, NJ – December 28, 2016) – Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (LSHNJ) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure and compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey underwent a rigorous, onsite survey on October 20, 2016.  During the review, a surveyor from The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to care of the patient with respiratory failure. The surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Lourdes Specialty Hospital is delighted to receive the Gold Seal for Respiratory Failure from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Monica Titus, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey and Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey. “This certification reflects the hospitals commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Achieving this certification is testament to the clinical team working towards common goals of excellence and true combined efforts.”

“Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with respiratory failure,” said Patrick Phelan, interim executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey for becoming a leader in respiratory failure care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for respiratory failure patients in its community.”

Lourdes Specialty Hospital

Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (LSH) is a 69-bed specialty hospital, provides care to critically ill and medically complex patients who require an extended hospital stay averaging greater than 25 days. LSH’s interdisciplinary healthcare team and a medical staff of approximately 300 physicians serve the regional communities and meet the unique needs of each patient. LSH is conveniently located in Burlington County, New Jersey, on the campus of Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington County, New Jersey. To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit: www.Lourdes.acuityhealthcare.net.

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 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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