At Symbius Medical, the patient experience tops our list of priorities. By taking a clinical approach to home health care, we have established a reputation for quality – not only in the eyes of our clients, but industry-wide, through accreditation from the highly-regarded Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC).
Similar to the standard for universities and training programs, health care accreditation is regarded as a yardstick to measure the quality of an organization. The accrediting body periodically reviews the prospective health care organization’s ability to standards established by the accrediting body.
Gaining accreditation indicates the health care organization is reputable, and dedicated to “ongoing and continuous compliance with the highest standard of quality.” By collaborating with industry experts to create these standards, the ACHC accreditation process ensures quality is maintained throughout all aspects of the health care organization.
To become ACHC-accredited, an organization must comply with their stringent criteria. To name a few, ACHC requires:
- On-site surveys to be conducted every three years by industry experts, during which the organization must demonstrate continuous compliance with the ACHC Standards for Accreditation;
- Comprehensive review of organizational structure, policies & procedures;
- Compliance with federal/state/local laws;
- High-level management of fiscal operations, human resource management, infection control, and patient/employee safety.
Well into our scond three-year accreditation cycle, Symbius Medical has been honored with ACHC’s stamp of approval for our rehabilitation technology suppliers services, home/durable medical equipment services, and clinical respiratory care services. We demonstrate the importance of maintaining this accreditation through continued compliance with ACHC’s standards, and an ongoing commitment to policy and procedural education and training for all staff members.
With health care policies constantly in flux, Symbius Medical strives to maintain the highest level of compliance with national standards, to provide you with the best home health care experience possible.