Summerlin Hospital Awarded Stroke Rehabilitation Certification from The Joint Commission

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Summerlin Hospital Awarded Stroke Rehabilitation Certification from The Joint Commission

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Stroke Rehabilitation Certification. The hospital’s acute rehabilitation unit provides physical, occupational and speech therapy and nursing care to people recovering from stroke, surgery or other traumatic illness or injury. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

“This certification exemplifies our commitment to helping patients during their recovery,” said Rob Freymuller, CEO of Summerlin Hospital. “Our acute rehab team creates customized programs for each patient to meet their unique challenges, like learning to walk and talk again after a stroke.”

To achieve this certification, Summerlin Hospital employees underwent a rigorous onsite review in October 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards and acute rehabilitation-specific requirements. To achieve the certification, the acute rehabilitation unit adopted clinical practice guidelines from the American Nurses Association and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses to blend the best of both organizations to benefit patients.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  1. Compliance with consensus-based national standards
  2. Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
  3. Organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities

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