By demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM and has been recertified in both Outpatient Stroke and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, with NO deficiencies that require improvement.

Bob Iannaco, Administrator at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford, said: “Please join me in congratulating our stroke and pulmonary teams for a deficiency-free survey. Thanks to everyone at Whittier who participated in the surveys. 

Bob Iannaco added, “These Disease-Specific Care Certifications by JCAHO show our commitment to providing the highest-quality patient care to our stroke and pulmonary populations, and I am extremely proud of the organization’s support during the certification process.”  

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation.  When a hospital is accredited by JCAHO, community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment, and services is strengthened. Joint Commission standards focus on state-of-the-art performance improvement strategies that help health care organizations and provide professional advice and counsel, enhancing staff education. They also provide a framework for organizational structure and management.

The Joint Commission’s on-site surveys of Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford occurred on April 9th and 10th, 2024. Alfred Arcidi, Senior Vice President of Whittier Health Network, called the certifications “proof of our organization-wide commitment to providing safe, high-quality care, treatment, and services on an ongoing basis.” He added that the staff of Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford is always focused on its goal to “continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”



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