Front Range Hospice and Joint Commission Standards Part 2
Front Range Hospice is the first privately owned Joint Commission Accredited Hospice in Colorado. This means that we have voluntarily agreed to meet a standard that is significantly higher than required by the State or Federal Government. We chose to do this to ensure you and your family that you were choosing a hospice that stands for quality care. The Joint Commission accreditation focuses on patient and staff safety and that is why we have chosen to make it an active part of Front Range Hospice.
For hospice organizations looking to grow and/or expand operations,
Joint Commission accreditation can become a key management tool for
leadership. Achieving accreditation helps create internal efficiencies and
strengthen existing processes which better position your company for
Our hospice program’s guiding principles are to help you deliver competent,
compassionate, and coordinated care.
Our program requirements are developed in conjunction with advisory
groups of your peers and strive to capture areas that most critically
impact hospice care such as: pain and medication management, reducing
infections, and improving communication among caregivers.
By using a patient “tracer” process to assess standards compliance, our
certified hospice surveyors optimize their on-site time with you. This
unique approach enables your hospice to better understand the
strengths and weaknesses of its processes in “real time.”
At every step of the accreditation process, we provide resources to meet
• Free online informational toolkits, teleconferences and webinars to
help you get started.
• A specifically-trained Account Executive is assigned to provide you a
single point of contact from application to survey and beyond.
• Dedicated surveyor teams and pre-survey teleconferences ensure an
expedient and efficient on-site survey process for larger, multisite
• A Standards “Help Desk” staffed with hospice experts can answer
• A secure extranet site houses all your key Joint Commission communications
in one convenient location.
• Timely scheduling of on-site surveys.
Information received from http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/Hospice%20Value%20Brochure%202010.pdf as of 3/22/2013