BrightStar of SW Pittsburgh and BrightStar of SE Pittsburgh a full-service homecare agency that provides both medical and non-medical homecare, has been accredited by The Joint Commission, a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 18,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, the BrightStar locations in Southwest Pittsburgh and Southeast Pittsburgh have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. The accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
“In becoming accredited, BrightStar was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission team of surveyors, experienced in the delivery of home care services,” said Margherita Labson, executive director of Home Care Accreditation for the Joint Commission. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates BrightStar’s commitment to provide high quality and safe care to its patients.”
“We make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down and we went after accreditation for our organization because we want to be the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence,” said Brittany Bellovich RN, Director of Nursing of BrightStar of SW Pittsburgh and BrightStar of SE Pittsburgh.
Ms. Jana Roy RN, co-owner and Director of Community Outreach for BrightStar, noted that accreditation is attainable only through the cooperation and communication among staff members. “Everyone here at BrightStar plays a valuable role in working to meet the standards. I think it gives them a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organization,” Ms. Roy said. “They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission team.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s healthcare through voluntary accreditation. BrightStar received the accreditation award after The Joint Commission found that it had demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for home care organizations.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, BrightStar is a full-service healthcare and homecare agency that provides medical and non-medical homecare to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients. Our well-qualified, attentive caregivers provide peace of mind to clients and their families. We work to understand the needs of our clients and provide a customized care plan to match them with a qualified, pre-screened caregiver who is compatible with their needs. BrightStar is one of the few home healthcare providers that offer both medical and non-medical homecare, available to all clients 24/7.