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Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital awarded Acute Stroke Ready Certification from The Joint Commission

Posted Date: 1/31/2022

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

Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on November 18, 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Acute Stroke Ready Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”

“We congratulate Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”

“We are so proud of our team at Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital and their dedication to earning this distinction. Our staff understands the importance of the Acute Stroke Ready Certification and worked tirelessly to earn it. We strive to serve our community in every way that we can, and this is another example of the exceptional care offered at our facility.” said Melissa Lockwood, Chief Administrative Officer at Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital.

According to Michelle Stanton, BSN, RN, Director of Quality, “the survey is an intense evaluation of our compliance with program standards that span several key quality and operational indicators. The PMH stroke team played an integral part in preparing for this survey. Ongoing staff education and standardization of our policies and procedures ensure that our stroke patients are getting the very best care”.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

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