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Mon Health Medical Center Awarded Acute Stroke Ready Certification from The Joint Commission

Posted Date: 8/25/2022
Mon Health Medical Center Awarded Acute Stroke Ready Certification from The Joint Commission
Mon Health Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Acute Stroke Ready Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

“We are extremely proud of our teams and their dedication to earning this distinction,” said Dr. Krystal Atkinson, Chief Administrative Officer at Mon Health Medical Center. “We strive to provide our patients with exceptional care, and this certification will help us do that.”

Mon Health Medical Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of The Joint Commission’s reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. The Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys healthcare organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Mon Health Medical Center for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital also recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® reaccreditation and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for the Acute Stroke Ready Certification.

“We strive to provide the best quality stroke care possible to our patients which reflects our mission of enhancing the health of the communities we serve, one patient at a time,” said Dr. Mary Edwards, Chief Medical Officer, Mon Health System and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Mon Health Medical Center.

To learn more about Mon Health Medical Center, visit MonHealth.com. For more information on the Acute Stroke Ready Certification, visit The Joint Commission website.
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