Crusader Awarded Joint Commission Re-Accreditation

Crusader Awarded Joint Commission Re-Accreditation


Crusader Community Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations. The accreditation award recognizes Crusader’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Crusader has received accreditation six times since 1999.

Crusader Community Health underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in September 2014. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Crusader for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

Since 1975, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards for outpatient ambulatory care organizations. Nearly 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations maintain Joint Commission accreditation.

“Organizations that strive for accreditation in ambulatory care from The Joint Commission are demonstrating the highest commitment to quality and safety to their patients, staff and their community,” says Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Crusader Community Health for successfully achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality.”

“We recognize Joint Commission accreditation as the Gold Seal for providing safe, high quality patient care. Achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission is a team effort that will bring confidence to our patients and give us a framework to provide the best care possible,” says Gordon Eggers, Jr., President & CEO, Crusader Community Health.

Crusader Community Health is a community based, not-for-profit, Illinois Corporation, whose mission is to serve the Rock River Valley area with quality, primary health care for people in need. Services are available on a sliding discount basis. Crusader Community Health has five locations: Crusader Community Health on West State Street, 1200 West State Street, Crusader Community Health on Broadway-Uram Building, Broadway & 7th, Crusader Community Health Belvidere, 1050 Logan Avenue, Belvidere, Crusader Community Health Loves Park, 6115 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park and the Crusader Community Health-Auburn Campus-A School Based Health Center.

The Joint Commission’s ambulatory care standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of an ambulatory care organization. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. 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.