WEST CHESTER, Penn. (Sept. 22, 2014) ― LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County, a leading long term acute care hospital (LTACH) specializing in the treatment and recovery of medically complex patients, has been honored by the Pennsylvania Department of Health with an “Excellence in Health Care Compliance,” an award recognizing the efforts of delivering consistent quality care to the citizens of the commonwealth.
The hospital was one of just six hospitals to receive the award out of the 216 hospitals surveyed in Pennsylvania last year. Pennsylvania Physician General Carrie DeLone, M.D., and Deputy Secretary Anna Marie Sossong assisted in presenting the award to the hospital.
“We established these awards three years ago to recognize facilities that go above and beyond to provide top-notch care every day to the families and communities they serve,” said DeLone. “The facilities being recognized with these awards are exceptional in their pursuit of providing the best possible care to all Pennsylvanians.”
LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County Chief Executive Officer Garrett Arneson accepted the award from DeLone and celebrated it with the hospital’s entire workforce.
“From our admissions department to our discharge planners and every nurse, physician and employee in between, our team maintains tireless focus on the healing and recovery of our patients – body, mind and soul,” said Garrett Arneson, chief executive officer of LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County. “We are honored to receive this recognition and will be motivated by it in future years.”
The Department of Health licenses and oversees hospitals statewide, including acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, children’s hospitals and psychiatric hospitals. In addition, the department conducts about 2,000 inspections annually, including licensure and certification surveys, follow-up surveys and complaint investigations. Facilities receiving the award were required to have no health citations during the last state licensure survey and no major life safety code deficiencies on the last building inspection.
About LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County
LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County has 39 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 60 physicians who lead clinical care teams specializing in the treatment of medically complex patients requiring extended hospitalization. The hospital is Medicare-certified and accredited by The Joint Commission. It recently received Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care.
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