WILLINGBORO, NJ – Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (ASHNJ) today announced it has earned Joint Commission Respiratory Failure Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey underwent a rigorous review on April 30, 2021.  During the review, a reviewer from The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with certification standards related to care of the patient with respiratory failure. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Acuity Specialty Hospital is delighted to receive the Gold Seal for Respiratory Failure from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Joseph Hugar, Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey. “This certification reflects the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Achieving this certification is testament to the clinical team working towards common goals of excellence and true combined efforts.”

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 Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for respiratory failure patients.”

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (ASHNJ) is a 69-bed specialty hospital, provides care to critically ill and medically complex patients who require an extended hospital stay averaging greater than 25 days. ASHNJ’s interdisciplinary healthcare team and a medical staff of approximately 300 physicians serve the regional communities and meet the unique needs of each patient. ASHNJ is conveniently located in Burlington County, New Jersey, on the campus of Virtua Medical Center in Burlington County, New Jersey. To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit: www.AcuityHealthcare.net.

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.