Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center awarded Primary Stroke Recertification from The Joint Commission

December 28, 2020

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned their recertification from The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Stroke Certification.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on October 29, 2020. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including safety and quality of stroke care, patient improvement outcomes, and program management.  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.

“Primary Stroke Certification recognizes health care 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 Conemaugh Memorial 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 Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Stroke Association. “This recertification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”

“I am so proud of the entire Stroke Team. This recertification is recognition of the outstanding care that this team of dedicated professionals provide our community.” Bill Caldwell CEO Memorial Medical Center.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.