Highland Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care from The Joint Commission

Jul. 8, 2024

Highland Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care (ACPC) 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.

The certification recognizes Highland’s efforts to achieve integrated, coordinated, and patient-centered prenatal through postpartum care, including for both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies. The certification uses standards, guidelines, and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care measure set for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers.

Highland Hospital Family Maternity Center's commitment to excellence was tested during a thorough and rigorous onsite two-day review in April. A team of meticulous Joint Commission reviewers evaluated the hospital's compliance with various certification standards, underscoring the hospital's dedication to meeting and exceeding industry standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

Highland Hospital is one of 39 hospitals across the country with this certification. Strong Memorial and FF Thompson hospitals, also UR Medicine affiliates, have also earned this advanced certification.

“Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend Highland Hospital for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality and more compassionate care for individuals served.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.