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St. Charles Earns Third Consecutive Advanced Certification in Palliative Care

August 14th, 2018

St. Charles Hospital has been awarded its third consecutive Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Palliative Care, a quality program that focuses on achieving optimum care for patients with critical and debilitating illnesses, such as cancer. St. Charles first earned this distinction in 2014 and became re-accredited in 2016. The current certification is for 2018 to 2020.

“Receiving The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification means we are making a significant investment in quality Palliative Care on a daily basis, and maintaining this approval over a span of six years demonstrates our continued commitment to St. Charles' 111-year mission of compassionate care for the whole person--mind, body and spirit,” stated Jim O’Connor, Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, St. Charles Hospital.

Established in 2011, The Joint Commission’s Palliative Care Certification is awarded for a two-year period and recognizes organizations that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care in order to optimize the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. The Joint Comission's Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Palliative care addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs when faced with a serious illness, and facilitates patient autonomy, access to information and choice.

An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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St. Charles Holds Advanced Certification in Palliative Care

Our commitment to excellence in providing Palliative Care services has earned St. Charles Hospital Advanced Certification in Palliative Care from the Joint Commission.

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