Award signifies hospital’s dedication to better results for stroke patients
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital recently was recognized with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, which signifies the hospital’s dedication to developing better results for stroke patients. The award was given by The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association after a rigorous on-site review in December by an expert evaluator.
“This award recognizes how committed we are and how well we provide rehabilitation following a stroke,” says Deb Campbell, Director of Therapy Operations at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital. “We want to provide hope and quality of life to our community members who have experienced this debilitating event. For many, it’s their only chance at returning back to families, friends and daily routines.”
Certification through the Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Program is voluntary and available only to stroke programs in Join Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. 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.
- Organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
“Stroke continues to be highly prevalent in our community and often is a life changing event for the stroke survivor and his or her family,” Campbell says. “We feel it’s our obligation and privilege to continue to improve services to stroke survivors in Northern Colorado.”
“In achieving Joint Commission advanced certification, Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its stroke patients,” says Jean Range, executive director of The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Program. “The Joint Commission commends Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”