Southampton, NY—Southampton Hospital’s Palliative Care program, coordinated by Jane Edelman, RN, OCN, CBCN, NC-BC, has been re-certified by and awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for demonstrating compliance with the Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety. Southampton Hospital is committed to providing care to patients facing serious illness in conjunction with their clinical treatment. The Hospital’s patient-centered philosophy encompasses all aspects of the patient experience with a focus on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, relieving suffering and improving quality of life. Comments Robert S. Chaloner, Hospital President and CEO, “We are gratified to know that our Palliative Care program has met the high standards of service set by The Joint Commission, and knowing that we are providing our patients with the best possible, compassionate care.”
(l. to r.) Lara Siska, MD; Amy Reich, RN; Howard Sklarek, MD; Jane Edelman, RN, OCN, CBCN, NC-BC; Megan Lomedico, LMSW; and Leslie Duroseau, Palliative Care Chaplain.