Press Release

For Immediate Release
Nov 21, 2011
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs  
732-751-3451
rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Shore Rehabilitation Institute Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

 

Brick, NJ - Shore Rehabilitation Institute has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Shore Rehabilitation Institute's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.  

Shore Rehabilitation Institute underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in August. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Shore Rehabilitation Institute for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.   

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Shore Rehabilitation Institute has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Shore Rehabilitation Institute for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."   

"With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence," says Amit Mohan, FACHE, executive director of Shore Rehabilitation Institute. "Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide."  
The Joint Commission's hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.   

About Shore Rehabilitation Institute  
Adjoined to Ocean Medical Center, Shore Rehabilitation Institute (SRI) is a 40-bed acute rehabilitation hospital that provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. SRI is dedicated to helping adults who have been disabled by disease or injury to achieve their highest level of function and independence.   

SRI is fully accredited by the Joint Commission as an acute rehabilitation hospital and offers highly specialized  rehabilitation in an environment that enables patients to heal and families and guests to relax as they support their loved ones. The facility features:   

  • A fully equipped, spacious gym measuring over 5,000 square feet
  • Comfortable rooms with a fully accessible in-room shower and bathroom, and flat-screen televisions
  • A beautiful outdoor veranda
  • Peaceful indoor and outdoor tranquility gardens  

In addition to offering world-class rehabilitation and medical services, an important part of its mission is to provide emotional support and comfort along with education, information, and ongoing progress reports. SRI considers the patient and family as partners throughout the entire process of treatment and recovery.  

For more information, please call 732.836.4500, or SRIinfo@meridianhealth.com. You can also visit ShoreRehabilitationInstitute.com.     

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.