Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission
Marianjoy's Stroke Program recognized for commitment to highest level of rehabilitation care
April 16, 2013 (Wheaton, IL) – Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Stroke Rehabilitation Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Marianjoy’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Marianjoy underwent a rigorous on-site review in April 2013. A Joint Commission expert evaluated Marianjoy 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 Stroke certification, Marianjoy has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with stroke,” says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Marianjoy for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
"With Joint Commission Stroke certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Kathleen Yosko, Marianjoy President and CEO. “Achieving Joint Commission certification in stroke, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. 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.
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