The Medical Center at Bowling Green Re-Certified as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission

The Medical Center at Bowling Green has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Checkmark for Primary Stroke Center Certification. This is the 15th consecutive year The Medical Center at Bowling Green has received this certification.

As part of the certification process, The Medical Center at Bowling Green underwent a rigorous onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“The honor of being designated as a Primary Stroke Center is part of making sure our community has access to the most current treatments for stroke care,” said Leslie Rossetter, Director of Medical Services at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. “As a Primary Stroke Center, we not only focus on treating strokes, but through community education and access to care we can prevent strokes. The Medical Center at Bowling Green has shown continued commitment to our community through the 15 years we have invested in our stroke program. Achieving the high honor of certification through The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center is the result of investing countless hours ensuring we are all working together to have the best outcomes in the communities we serve.”

“The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s certification recognizes the healthcare organization is committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, Executive Vice President of Accreditation and Certification Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend The Medical Center at Bowling Green for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality, and more compassionate care for individuals served.”

“We congratulate The Medical Center at Bowling Green 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.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.