The Joint Commission Awards Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Gold Seal Of Approval
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center has once again earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for both the management of Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) and management of stroke from The Joint Commission, healthcare’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body.
Launched in 2002, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities. The Joint Commission certification renewal acknowledges that Good Samaritan has met the highest quality national standards for the treatment of patients who visit the emergency department at Good Samaritan and are admitted to the hospital with a heart attack or stroke.
“Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center continues to show its commitment to the improvement of cardiac and stroke care in the region as seen through these certifications from The Joint Commission,” said Philip Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “These designations uphold our promise of increased expertise for our patients across the continuum of care.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. To learn more about The Joint Commission visit www.jointcommission.org.