Hunterdon Hospice has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Hunterdon Hospice underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on Nov. 29-30, 2023. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Hunterdon Hospice standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a health care accreditor, The Joint Commission works with health care organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” said Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Hunterdon Hospice for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity and compassion for all patients.”

 For more than 40 years, Hunterdon Hospice has been providing end-of-life care and support services to individuals and their families in Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset and Warren counties. For more information on Hunterdon Hospice, call 908-788-6600 or visit 

For more information, visit The Joint Commission website.