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Published on July 30, 2012

JML Care Center Receives Joint Commission Accreditation Gold Seal of Approval

July 2012

Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to announce that JML Care Center, Inc., Falmouth, MA, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation. JML Care Center was evaluated for compliance with standards of care including infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. The accreditation award recognizes JML Care Center's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state of the art standards.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, JML Care Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its residents that goes above and beyond federal and state requirements," says Gina Zimmermann, M.S., senior executive director, Long Term Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend JML Care Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."

JML Care Center has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 1995. Located on the Falmouth Hospital campus, this 132-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility provides exceptional sub-acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care, and palliative care and is Medicare/Medicaid certified. JML Care Center's mission is to serve the unique needs of older adults in our community with health complications as well as those who are more independent, though a full and seamless continuum of care. Learn more about JML at www.capecodhealth.org/hospitals-facilities/jml-care-center/

About Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care 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 evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and more than 1,000 organizations offering long term care and skilled nursing facility services. 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.

About Cape Cod Healthcare

Cape Cod Healthcare - one of America's Top Ten health care systems - is the leading provider of health care services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,500 employees and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two-acute care hospitals, the largest home health services agency on the Cape (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare's web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. We're taking good care of you.

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