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Life Care Center of Copper Basin in Ducktown, Tennessee, recently earned accreditation from The Joint Commission, as well as scoring zero deficiencies on the survey.


The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is a world leader in evaluating the safety and quality of the services provided by almost 21,000 health care organizations across the United States. Its focus is on evaluating facility performance in areas that most affect patient health and safety. The Joint Commission is governed by a board of health care professionals and consumers.


To earn accreditation, a facility must undergo an extensive on-site review by a Joint Commission team of professionals such as physicians, nurses and administrators. The team assesses the facility’s processes, interviews residents and observes associate performance. The survey must be completed at least once every three years for the facility to maintain accreditation.


“This really was a team effort, and the outcome truly shows the positive commitment the staff has made in creating an environment for the patients we serve,” said Josh Lee, executive director at the facility.


Life Care Center of Copper Basin’s survey took place Aug. 21-22, 2019, which accredits the facility through summer 2022.


“I just want to thank everyone for the outstanding job the team did for the survey,” said Margie Ray, director of nursing. “This team is the greatest!”