WEBSTER, TEXAS SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 – Clear Lake Regional 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. 

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in June 2016. 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.

"Clear Lake Regional Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with sepsis,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Clear Lake Regional Medical Center for becoming a leader in sepsis care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for sepsis patients in its community.”

"Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Andrea Harrow, chief nursing officer for Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”  

For more information about Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, visit clearlakermc.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes Level II trauma capabilities, The Brain & Spine Institute, The Heart & Vascular Hospital, a bariatrics program, an NAPBC-accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, a Commission on Cancer-accredited oncology program, a Level IIIb Neonatal ICU, the area’s only pediatric emergency department and pediatric ICU, and a comprehensive range of services for patients of all ages. With a medical staff of more than 900, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center employs more than 2,100 medical professionals and has served the community for more than 40 years. In 2013, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invested $92 million in an expansion and renovation project that enhanced services to better serve the community of the bay area of Houston. For more information, call 281-332-2511 or visit online at clearlakermc.com for the latest news and updates, or stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA-affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, eight ambulatory centers, seven off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at http://hcagulfcoast.com.

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 accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit 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.