US Bioservices Awarded Home Care Accreditation From The Joint Commission
October 18, 2018
Valley Forge, Pa. – US
Bioservices, an independent specialty pharmacy and part of AmerisourceBergen,
today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation 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 care. All of US Bioservices’ dispensing locations have received
“Back in 1994, we began as a regional pharmacy that focused on in-home infusion therapies, and home care remains an essential part of our clinical programs,” said DeAndra Jones, RPh, MBA, Director of Accreditation, Regulatory Affairs and Quality at US Bioservices. “This accreditation illustrates our continued commitment to the level of care we provide in the home, and we greatly value The Joint Commission’s acknowledgement of our program.”
US Bioservices dispenses oral, injectable and infused specialty medications to patients in all 50 states and U.S. territories. As a nationwide provider of home infusion services, US Bioservices’ team of registered nurses deliver patient clinical training and infusions in the convenience of patients’ homes. Offering personalized care, US Bioservices’ dedicated nurses are trained in infusion therapy, ensuring comprehensive clinical support.
US Bioservices underwent a rigorous onsite survey during which compliance with home care standards was evaluated. This evaluation included a review of provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided US Bioservices with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care program’s performance.
Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high quality care and services. More than 6,000 home care programs currently maintain accreditation, awarded for a three-year period, from The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission’s home care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, home care providers and researchers, as well as industry experts, purchasers and consumers. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
As a part of health care solutions leader AmerisourceBergen, US Bioservices offers the clinical expertise and excellent patient care expected from an independent specialty pharmacy, combined with the stability and infrastructure of a global organization.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work—and powered by our 21,000 associates—we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #12 on the Fortune 500, with more than $150 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.
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.