Published on June 04, 2018

Avera eCARE® Receives Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from Joint Commission

Avera eCARE is proud to announce that it recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

"We’re pleased to earn this accreditation from The Joint Commission,” said Deanna Larson, CEO of Avera eCARE. “It’s a validation of our ongoing commitment to quality care and safety. Our team continues to work together to ensure that patients receive high quality care at all of our partner sites.”

To receive the accreditation, Avera eCARE underwent a rigorous, onsite survey. During the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care, evaluated Avera eCARE’s compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including:

  • Emergency Management
  • Leadership
  • Provision of Care, Treatment and Services
  • Performance Improvement
  • Patient Rights

Avera eCARE achieved the best possible results and received excellent feedback.

“We commend Avera eCARE and its staff for achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality. Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. We thank Avera eCARE for its commitment to patient safety,” said Michael Kulczycki, MBA, CAE, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission.

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care 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 health care 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 health care. Learn more at