PMC receives accreditation

   Pondera Medical Center’s, (PMC) durable home medical equipment division, has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, based in Waterloo, Iowa.
   This award is achieved only when home medical equipment companies demonstrate a high level of quality practices in their business operations and patient care techniques.  
   The PMC earned the three-year accreditation after completing a comprehensive application that focuses on patient care, financial stability, and a commitment to quality operational practices and procedures.
   Mary Johns, RN and Home Health/DME Manager, worked for months with her crew (Gloria Griggs, RN, Patrick Heinen, Val Elings, and Renne Salois, RT, the Respiratory Therapy Manager) to dot all the I’s and cross the T’s.  
   Accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation assures Medicare and other payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.  
   “We sought accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent patient care and safety in a financially solvent environment,”  Mark Jones, PMC/CEO, tells the I-O.
   He went on to add, “This award also reinforces that our commitment to quality is ongoing.”
About  Pondera the Pondera Medical Center
   Established in 1906 the PMC is a private nonprofit Medical Center that includes a 20 bed Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, Nursing Home, and Home Health and Durable Medical Equipment and Oxygen Services.