Wexford House Accredited By National Organization For Its
Focus On Residents’ Quality Of Life
KINGSPORT – Wexford House,
which delivers high-caliber skilled nursing to residents of Northeast Tennessee
and Southwest Virginia, was recently accredited by a national organization for
its focus on its residents’ quality of life.
The facility earned a Quality Assurance and Performance
Improvement Accreditation from Providigm, a Denver-based organization that
creates quality improvement solutions for health care. Wexford House is one of
41 facilities in Tennessee to receive this designation.
Accreditation with Providigm means Wexford House constantly
assesses its residents’ quality of life on matters such as pain, dignity and
respect for residents’ choice. This review also involves quality of care
matters pertaining to staffing, infections, rehabilitation, weight loss and
prevention of hospital readmissions.
Kathy Green, Wexford House’s executive director, said the
hard work and diligence of the facility’s co-workers made this achievement
“This is an extremely important accreditation because its
principles reflect the direction long-term care is headed in the nation,” Green
said. “It also illustrates our facility’s commitment to quality, nonstop
improvement and customer satisfaction for our residents and their families. Our
staff members deserve a lot of credit for creating an environment of
outstanding care for our residents.”
Wexford House is a 174-bed facility located at 2421 N. John
B. Dennis Highway that provides respiratory services, hospice, skilled nursing care
and short-term stays. Other care includes inpatient and outpatient physical
therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Wexford House joined Wellmont
Health System in December, contributing to the continuum of care for which
Wellmont excels. It also enhanced the seamless transition of patients from one
healthcare setting to another while retaining the same level of quality.
For more information, please visit www.wellmont.org and www.wexfordhouse.org or call