Cabell Huntington Hospital awarded stroke certification from The Joint Commission

HNN Staff
Cabell Huntington Hospital North Tower
Cabell Huntington Hospital North Tower

HUNTINGTON, WV - Cabell Huntington Hospital has earned The Joint
Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(tm) for its Advanced Primary Stroke
Center by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national
standards for health care 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.

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

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. The
Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care
organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission
also provides certification of more than 1,700 disease-specific care
programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An
independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the
nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in
health care.
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