The Medical Center at Franklin has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification.
The Medical Center at Franklin underwent a rigorous, onsite review in March. A Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification recognizes healthcare 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 The Medical Center at Franklin for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”
“We congratulate The Medical Center at Franklin 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.”
“I am proud of our staff’s hard work and dedication in obtaining this certification,” says Annette Runyon, Vice President/Administrator of The Medical Center at Franklin. “Receiving this certification is reflective of our mission statement to improve the quality of lives in the communities that we serve.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.