Lake City Medical Center November 30, 2017

Lake City — Lake City Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Lake City Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in August 2017. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with Sepsis-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

"Lake City Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with Sepsis," said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. "We commend Lake City Medical Center for becoming a leader in Sepsis care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for Sepsis patients in its community."

"Our team is pleased to receive the Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," added Jill Adams, CFO/COO, Lake City Medical Center. "The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community."