Beloit Health System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the Packard Family Care Center by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The certification recognizes Beloit Health System’s efforts to achieve integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for pregnancies and births. The certification uses standards, guidelines, and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care core performance measures for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers.

Beloit Health System underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review to achieve this certification. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with rigorous quality and patient safety standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Perinatal Care Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Beloit Health System for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for newborns and their mothers.”

“Beloit Health System remains committed to providing the best healthcare for our Community and this quality certification affirms this commitment. We are proud of the care we provide at the Packard Family Care Center. We are excited about expanding this care and commitment to our new Freestanding birth Center at NorthPointe.”, said Tim McKevett, President and CEO of Beloit Health System.