Hampton Regional Medical Center awarded Acute Stroke Ready Certification from The Joint Commission
From left: Michael Daly, NP-C, Director of Hospitalist Services, Zane Osborne, MD, Director of Emergency Department, Melanie Wooten Waggener, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, David Linder, RN, Emergency Department Manager, Celia Hamill, Stroke Data Abstractor.From left: Michael Daly, NP-C, Director of Hospitalist Services, Zane Osborne, MD, Director of Emergency Department, Melanie Wooten Waggener, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, David Linder, RN, Emergency Department Manager, Celia Hamill, Stroke Data Abstractor.
Varnville, SC February 22, 2023 - Hampton Regional Medical Center in Affiliation with MUSC Health has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Stroke Certification.
HRMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on December 6, 2022. 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.
Acute Stroke Ready 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 Hampton Regional Medical Center for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients."
"We congratulate Hampton Regional Medical Center 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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