Cabell Huntington Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Advanced Primary Stroke Center by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Cabell Huntington Hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
Cabell Huntington Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey last week. A Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated Cabell Huntington Hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Cabell Huntington Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with stroke," says Jean Range, MS, RN, CPHQ, Executive Director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. "Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Cabell Huntington Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."
"This Joint Commission review validated the processes already in place that assure evidence-based timely care for patients presenting to Cabell Huntington Hospital with symptoms of stroke," said Hoyt Burdick, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities. 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. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.