Mission Hospital announced that it has received a renewal of its Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stoke Association’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. This designation recognizes Mission Hospital’s specific abilities to receive and treat complex stroke patients and meet additional requirements, including those related to advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.
The certification is provided through a partnership between the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
“The renewal of the Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers recognizes our important role as a leader in treating south Orange County’s most complex stroke cases,” said Seth Teigen, FACHE, chief executive of Mission Hospital. “For more than 40 years, Mission Hospital has provided our community with exceptional patient care, rehabilitation, stroke intervention, and emergency department services for those needing treatment for concussions, strokes, traumatic brain injuries and more.”
The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke certification recognizes early recognition and expedited diagnosis in the emergency department, dedicated rapid response stroke management, modern and advanced stroke interventional and neurosurgical techniques, multi-disciplinary collaboration on dedicated neuro-stroke critical care and nursing units and intensive and stroke-specific rehabilitation services. Certification recipients must also demonstrate a comprehensive team effort and responsibility to quality patient outcomes.
To be eligible for the Joint Commissions Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements including those related to advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, and provide staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.
Established in 2012, Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.
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Community Mission Hospital Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers Renewed