St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals Awarded Stroke Rehabilitation Certification from the Joint Commission

Catholic Health Services announced that The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Stroke Rehabilitation Certification has been awarded to St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 

St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals have undergone rigorous on-site review where Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with Stroke Rehabilitation-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. 

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses 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.

“St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals have thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with stroke,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals for becoming leaders in stroke care, and aiming to provide a higher standard of service for stroke patients in the community.”

“St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals are proud to accept this special Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jaime Gonzalez, Executive Director. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community. It is further useful in ensuring a consistently high level of quality, using effective data-driven performance improvement.”