The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval
Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Stroke Rehabilitation on February 14, 2013 after a rigorous on-site review by an expert evaluator. This certification validates the commitment to providing the highest standards of care to stroke survivors and recognizes dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-art standards.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public. The Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.
“Our team has worked very hard on developing and improving the delivery of our care for stroke survivors in our community since we first opened,” says Sabrina Martin, COO of Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico. “The opportunity to participate in The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification Program allowed us to formalize and validate practices that ensure optimal outcomes for this population.”
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.
- Organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
“Stroke continues to be highly prevalent in our community and is often a life changing event for the stroke survivor and their family,” Martin says. “We feel it is our obligation and privilege to work with both Mountain View Regional Medical Center, who recently became a Primary Stroke Center through The Joint Commission, and Memorial Medical Center to continue to improve services to stroke survivors in Southern New Mexico.”