Phoenixville Hospital Awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission

Phoenixville Hospital

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — Phoenixville Hospital has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Stroke Center Certification.

Phoenixville Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by The Joint Commission.  During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including program management, door-to-CT scan times, how quickly patients received thrombolytic medication, and the delivery and facilitation of quality clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

“Receiving the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval is a great endorsement and reinforces what I already know — we have an outstanding stroke team who cares about patients,” said Rich Newell, President and CEO, Phoenixville Hospital and Pottstown Hospital. I’m proud of our team’s tremendous work to earn this designation, which confirms our patients in the Phoenixville community receive excellent care.”

“Primary Stroke Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Phoenixville Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”

“We congratulate Phoenixville Hospital for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”

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