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CLEAR LAKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED SEPSIS CERTIFICATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Clear Lake Regional Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in June 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with sepsis-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas: * Compliance with consensus-based national standards; * Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and * An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities. “Clear Lake Regional Medical sepsis,” said Wendi J. Roberts, “We commend Clear Lake providing a higher standard of Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. Regional Medical Center for becoming a leader in sepsis care, potentially service for sepsis patients in its community.” “Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Andrea Harrow, chief nursing officer for Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.” For more information about Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, visit or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, visit 22 MOMENTUM / September 2016