CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.
In February, CHI Memorial’s stroke program went through a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission experts. They evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
“We commend CHI Memorial for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission.
Established in 2003, Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.