The Medical Center at Scottsville awarded Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification from The Joint Commission

The Medical Center at Scottsville 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 Scottsville recently underwent a rigorous onsite review. The Joint Commission surveyor evaluated compliance with certification standards related to care of stroke patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“For 30 years, The Medical Center at Scottsville has been committed to caring for and improving the quality of lives in Allen County. We continue to invest in the latest technology and excellent staff to support current best practices in patient care,” said Eric Hagan, Vice President and Administrator of The Medical Center at Scottsville. “This commitment and the clinical expertise of our physicians, nurses, radiology and lab team members gives us the ability to provide the best stroke care available as recognized by The Joint Commission. It is truly an honor to work with such a caring group of professionals who continually improve the care available to our community.”

“Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, Interim Executive Vice President, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend The Medical Center at Scottsville 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 Scottsville 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.