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Letter from the Executive Director: Joint Commission accreditation

I am pleased to announce that Life Care Center of Richland recently received accreditation from The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates safety and quality of services in more than 18,000 health care organizations in the United States.

To earn accreditation, facilities go through an extensive on-site review by a Joint Commission team. The team assesses the facility’s processes, interviews residents and observes associate performance. The survey must be completed at least once every three years to maintain accreditation.

Long-term care organizations seek Joint Commission accreditation as a means to improve organization performance, as well as to demonstrate their commitment to quality and safety standards.

Only 1,000 long-term care organizations in the country have earned this distinction, and I am proud that our team here at Life Care Center of Richland has been recognized for doing Whatever It Takes And Then Some for our residents. They are a hard-working and dedicated bunch!

We still have work to do in caring for our wonderful patients, but the banner has been unfurled, and it waves to all the world.

Darren Bake, Executive Director