Rancho Springs Medical Center, a campus of Southwest Healthcare System, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Perinatal Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and comprehensive patient care. Rancho Springs Medical Center is one of only seven hospitals in California to receive this honor.
The certification recognizes Rancho Springs Medical Center’s efforts to achieve integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for pregnancies and births. The certification uses standards, guidelines and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care core performance measures for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers.
“This was a total team effort,” stated Brad Neet, CEO of Southwest Healthcare System. “We have the most dedicated group of individuals that display an unmatched passion for the quality of care delivered to our moms, babies and their families.”
The Family Birth Center at Rancho Springs, features:
- The largest Birthing Center in the region
- Dedicated second floor OB emergency department
- Complete couplet care from birth to home
- Rady Children’s Level III NICU (The highest level NICU in the region)
- Award-winning Blue Cross/Blue Shield Center of Distinction
Rancho Springs Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observations and interviews.
“Perinatal Care Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Rancho Springs Medical Center for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for newborns and their mothers.”