The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Designation
Memorial Medical Center has earned certification as a primary stroke center from The Joint Commission. The certification recognizes Memorial for exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.
The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's guidelines for stroke care.
Primary stroke centers tailor treatment to individual needs, adhere to national stroke guidelines and continually assess and improve how care is delivered.Hospitals applying for advanced certification must meet The Joint Commission's requirements for disease-specific care certification and additional clinically specific requirements and expectations.
Certified primary stroke centers:
- Use a standardized method of delivering care based on the Brain Attack Coalition's recommendations for establishment of primary stroke centers.
- Support a patient's self-management activities.
- Tailor treatment and intervention to individual needs.
- Promote the flow of patient information across settings and providers while protecting patient rights, security and privacy.
- Analyze and use standardized performance measure data to continually improve treatment plans.
- Demonstrate their application of and compliance with the clinical practice guidelines published by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association or equivalent evidence-based guidelines.