Aurora Hospice has Earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval Aurora Hospice Successfully Demonstrates Compliance

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Aurora Hospice passses unannounced survey and gains prestigious Joint Commission accreditaion. The Gold Seal shows the health care community that Aurora Hospice meets and exceeds state standards for hospice care in Texas.

The surveyor from the Joint Commission arrived at the office of Aurora Hospice on Wednesday, December 13, 2011 and continued her audit through Friday, December 15, 2011. On Wednesday, January 17, 2012 the Joint Commission awarded their Gold Seal of Approval to Aurora Hospice for successfully demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety.

“In becoming accredited, Aurora Hospice was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of home care services,” said Tangie Malone, Director of Operations. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates Aurora Hospice’s commitment to provide high quality and safe care to our patients.”

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care and considered the world leader in evaluating quality and safety of care delivered in all types of healthcare settings. Operated as an independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. TJC standards are developed with input from doctors, nurses, medical directors, providers, subject matter experts, consumers, government agencies and employers.

Tangie Malone states, “Hospitals in Houston are accredited through the Joint Commission. Whereas many hospice agencies in the Houston Area gain their accreditation through Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), we wanted to be measured against the same exacting standards the hospitals are. By being recognized with the Gold Seal, physicians, patients and families can be secure in their confidence of the services Aurora Hospice provides.”

Agency Director Shenice Ferguson said Joint Commission accreditation shows that “we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence.”

About Aurora Hospice

Aurora Hospice, founded in 2011, is a newly licensed, and Joint Commission Accredited, hospice agency operating throughout the Greater Houston Area. Along with the traditional hospice team approach, Aurora Hospice aims to give Care Beyond the Accepted and Expected by offering this care 7-days a week to all patients and families. For more information, visit

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