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Lexington Health Care Awarded Joint Commission Accreditation

Lexington Health Care Center in Chicago Ridge, Ill., has received The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the group's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in long-term care.

Lexington Health Care Center, a subsidiary of Lexington Health Network, underwent an unannounced on-site survey in January 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Lexington for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of residents, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.


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"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Lexington has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its residents that goes above and beyond federal and state requirements," said Gina Zimmermann, senior executive director of long-term care accreditation at The Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Lexington for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."

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