Presence Life Connections
Presence Cor Mariae Center Awarded Nursing Care Center Accreditation from The Joint Commission
Presence Cor Mariae Center, 3330 Maria Linden Dr., Rockford, today announced it has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality recognizes Presence Cor Mariae Center’s dedication to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.

Cor Mariae Center underwent a rigorous on-site survey in early November. During the review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides nursing homes with a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients and residents receive,” said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Presence Cor Mariae Center for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services.

"Presence Cor Mariae Center is pleased to once again receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” commented Sherry Gillihan, administrator, Presence Cor Mariae Center.”

“Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward improving the compassionate care we provide in the communities we serve. This nationally known accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level, thereby creating and sustaining a culture of excellence, said Joseph Hugar, President and CEO, Presence Life Connections, the parent company of Presence Cor Mariae Center.

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