Hospital awarded Gold Seal for stroke rehab

UPMC Susquehanna has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke rehabilitation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

“The Joint Commission’s certifications recognize health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, accreditation and certification operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend UPMC Susquehanna for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation patients.”

“Achieving this certification, in combination with existing certifications from The Joint Commission for Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation, highlights the exceptional quality of comprehensive care and services provided at UPMC Susquehanna,” said Tom Hoy, DPT, administrative director, Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, UPMC Susquehanna. “The certifications highlight the efforts and commitment of our staff to providing safe, effective, and high-quality care to their friends and neighbors right here in our communities.”

The Gold Seal recognizes UPMC Susquehanna for providing clinical programs across the continuum of care for stroke.

The certification process evaluates the use of clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.

For more information on Rehabilitation Services at UPMC Susquehanna, visit UPMCSusquehanna.org/rehab.


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