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Bethany Accredited by The Joint Commission

By May 17, 2024June 12th, 2024Awards, News

Bethany Accredited by The Joint Commission

Bethany Retirement Living has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation 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 quality patient care. Bethany’s Transitional Care Unit was also recognized by earning Post-Acute Care Certification.

Bethany Retirement Living underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in the spring of 2024. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Nursing Care Center standards spanning several areas including emergency management, the environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire a safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission.Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Bethany Retirement Living for its commitment to advancing safety, quality, equity, and compassion for all patients.”

Shawn Stuhaug, President/CEO of Bethany Retirement Living said,I commend our nursing leadership team and all of the Bethany employees who provide care of all kinds to residents and patients at Bethany. The Joint Commission application and assessment process is interdisciplinary, thorough, and detailed and gave us a unique opportunity to review our practices to identify what we do well and to pinpoint areas where we can provide even better care to those who live at Bethany Retirement Living.

Bethany Retirement Living was founded in Fargo in 1939 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bethany operates two campuses in Fargo and provides high-quality care to the elderly in skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation, transitional care, assisted living, basic care, senior apartments, personal care programs, and home care.