Bridgemoor Transitional Care in Fort Worth receives Joint Commission accreditation
Company operates half of facilities in Texas to earn Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification
AUSTIN, Texas – Bridgemoor Transitional Care is the only skilled nursing facility in Fort Worth to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The health care provider operates three of the six skilled nursing facilities in Texas to earn this distinction. Bridgemoor’s Round Rock and San Antonio locations earned the Gold Seal of Approval—a symbol of safe and effective patient care—in 2018.
“We are proud to operate half of the skilled nursing facilities in Texas to earn the Gold Seal of Approval for post-acute care from the nation’s oldest and largest accrediting body in health care,” Mark Fritz, president of Bridgemoor Transitional Care, said. “The post-acute care certification recognizes Bridgemoor’s advanced clinical capabilities, which enable us to treat more critical patients after a hospital stay.”
The health care provider’s Fort Worth and Round Rock locations are the only skilled nursing facilities in the state that are not part of a hospital system and have Joint Commission accreditation as well as a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Bridgemoor Transitional Care’s innovative model of care serves as a bridge between the hospital and home, helping to reduce the likelihood of a patient returning to the hospital. This practice can reduce total care costs as the patient recovers under the care of a physician-led team.
“We are grateful to the physicians, nurses and staff who provide the highest quality care to our patients and make this recognition possible,” Fritz said.
To earn accreditation and certification from The Joint Commission, Bridgemoor Transitional Care of Fort Worth underwent a rigorous on-site review in May. Expert surveyors evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, as well as staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with the center’s leaders and staff.
Each accreditation and certification program that’s awarded from The Joint Commission lasts for a three-year period.
“Accreditation and certification from The Joint Commission provides a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients receive,” Gina Zimmermann, executive director of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program for The Joint Commission, said. “We commend Bridgemoor Transitional Care in Fort Worth for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
Bridgemoor Transitional Care is located at 6301 Oakmont Boulevard in Fort Worth.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
About Bridgemoor Transitional Care:
Bridgemoor Transitional Care provides personalized, cost-effective care after a hospital stay that serves as a bridge between the hospital and home. With locations in Round Rock, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Webster, this model of care from a physician-led team is designed to return patients home faster, reduce their likelihood of returning to the hospital, and ultimately, reduce the total cost of care.