Inpatient Diabetes Program
Certified by The Joint Commission
Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan recently became the first hospital in Lake County, and one of only five hospitals in Illinois, to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Inpatient Diabetes program. This certification by The Joint Commission represents Vista’s commitment to treating the people in Lake County who suffer from diabetes.
In achieving Joint Commission certification, Vista Medical Center East has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients. Certification is a voluntary process that challenges hospitals to elevate their standard of care and instill confidence in the community they serve.
Vista joins 54 other hospitals in the U.S. to have earned this certification that demonstrates compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. Certification was awarded to the program at Vista following a rigorous on-site review earlier last month. A Joint Commission expert evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Programs recognized by The Joint Commission for advanced level of certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations.
This latest recognition adds to Vista’s expanding list of accreditations or certifications in several important clinical areas that include: Bariatric Surgery, Cancer, Chest Pain, Congestive Heart, Orthopedics (Hip & Joint Surgery), and inpatient Rehabilitation. In addition, Vista East is a Level II trauma center.