North Shore Medical Center achieves reaccreditation for The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for reaccreditation of it’s primary stroke program. Primary Stroke Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
“At North Shore Medical Center, we are fully committed to providing our patients with high quality stroke care that is in compliance with evidence based best practices, said North Shore Medical CEO, Manny Linares “In addition to our accreditation, the Primary Stroke Center Certification has given us the opportunity to highlight our goal to provide advanced stroke care to our patients and community.”
North Shore Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review on June 2, 2017. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national standards as well as with specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
“North Shore Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with stroke, said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend North Shore Medical Center for becoming a leader in primary stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses 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.