Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic has again earned The Joint Commission’s
Gold Seal of Approval for its wound-care program. The clinic received
its initial disease-specific certification in 2006.
Two-year recertification was awarded after an on-site evaluation of the
clinic. Certification requirements address competence in three areas:
- An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities
- Compliance with national standards
- Effective use of evidence-based practice guidelines to provide the best care
Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic opened in 2004. It has provided
more than 30,000 treatments in its four hyperbaric oxygen treatment areas.
“In achieving Joint Commission certification, Great River Wound and
Hyperbaric Clinic has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level
of care for its patients,” said Michele Sacco, M.S., interim executive
director, Certification Programs. “Certification is a voluntary
process, and I commend this clinic for successfully undertaking this challenge
to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community
The clinic also holds accreditation with distinction from the Undersea
and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Only 10 percent of hyperbaric clinics
nationwide are accredited.
“Certification from The Joint Commission shows that Great River Wound
and Hyperbaric Clinic is dedicated to following the best practices in
wound treatment,” said Cheryl Robben, director of Integrated Services
at Great River Health System.
For more information about Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic, please
call (319) 768-4100.