BrightStar Care Awarded for Home Care Quality by the Joint Commission

July 23rd, 2015

Joint Commission presents BrightStar Care with 2014 EC4Q award during the national home care franchise’s annual conference. The Joint Commission recently announced that BrightStar Care has earned the 2015 Enterprise Champion for Quality award for the third consecutive year.

Joint Commission presents BrightStar Care with 2014 EC4Q award during the national home care franchise’s annual conference. The Joint Commission recently announced that BrightStar Care has earned the 2015 Enterprise Champion for Quality award for the third consecutive year.

For the third year in a row, The Joint Commission has honored BrightStar Care with the prestigious Enterprise Champion for Quality Award. BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive this distinction every year since the award’s inception. BrightStar Care recently conducted a third-party research study that shows that women aged 45-64 identify trust and high standards as two of the most important attributes they look for when selecting a professional in-home care service provider for a loved one. Some healthcare organizations — including hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and in-home care providers — seek accreditation by The Joint Commission to validate their commitment to and delivery of the highest clinical standards. When an organization earns Joint Commission Accreditation, it receives the Gold Seal of Approval that is a public symbol of the organization’s commitment to the highest standards in healthcare. Each BrightStar Care franchise is required to attain Joint Commission Accreditation.

"One is an accomplishment. Two is a pattern. Three is a dynasty," said Margherita Labson, Executive Director of the Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program, on BrightStar Care receiving this award for the third consecutive year in a recent blog post about the award.

“This award is a testament of the BrightStar Care commitment to ensuring that the franchise brand is consistently associated with the highest quality of client care services available," Labson sad. "BrightStar Care alone holds this unique recognition in the growing market of health care franchisors. It’s a tremendous accomplishment to be awarded the Enterprise Champion for Quality Award by The Joint Commission for the third consecutive year.” enterprise champion logo final 2015_200wide.jpg The Enterprise Champion for Quality Award carries unique eligibility requirements that validate an organization’s ability to operationalize its commitment to the highest standards of quality care, client safety and organizational excellence by following Joint Commission requirements. In order to receive the award, a franchisor must require every franchise location to attain Joint Commission Accreditation and at the time of application for the award, 95 percent or greater of eligible franchise locations must be fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in good standing. “To receive an award such as the Enterprise Champion for Quality three consecutive years in a row is not only unprecedented since no other in-home health care system has ever done it, but it also speaks to our growing franchise network that continues to follow the highest standards of care possible,” said Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC, Chief Clinical Quality Officer of BrightStar Care. “This recognition sets us apart from other in-home care providers and positions BrightStar Care as a provider of choice for individuals and health systems who seek care partners whose focus is simply on providing a higher standard of care.” To meet the strict requirements of The Joint Commission and to ensure continuity of care across its 300 franchise locations, BrightStar Care agencies follow standards designed around Joint Commission requirements such as ensuring adherence to National Patient Safety Goals. The BrightStar Care Franchise Support Center also provides seminars, mock evaluations, conference calls and additional resources to franchise owners throughout the year to help them remain compliant with the standards. Family caregivers and health system partners who are looking into BrightStar Care can trust that they will be receiving care from the absolute best in the industry. Click here to learn more about Joint Commission accreditation and what that means for the clients and families in our care. Or, contact your local BrightStar Care office or find an office near you.