AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital Committed to Restoring Hope for Stroke Patients
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to restoring hope to stroke rehabilitation patients with 89.5 percent of patients returning to their home, 9.5 percent over the national average. AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital is certified for Disease-Specific Care in stroke rehabilitation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ was awarded to the hospital for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety for stroke rehabilitation.
“Our focus is to serve the needs of the Anderson community,” said Michele Skripps, CEO of AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital. “Each day, our staff works to provide a higher level of care and offer services that get patients back to their communities.”
AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital also received the 2015 Stroke Center of Excellence designation by HealthSouth Corporation. As one of only 10 out of HealthSouth’s 122 hospitals across the country to receive this honor, AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital is being touted for this internal recognition for going above and beyond in its patient care by providing a vast array of stroke-related programs and services, exceeding established benchmarks in clinical programming and patient outcomes for the treatment of stroke. Some of those benchmarks include program leadership by specially trained personnel including a board-certified physician and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRN®s). A hospital must also be awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation from The Joint Commission, in order to be eligible for this award.
Studies indicate 60 percent of stroke survivors can benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation. Eighty percent of patients receiving this level of therapy return to their homes, work, schools or active retirement, according to the National Rehabilitation Caucus. The Joint Commission’s acknowledgement of AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital’s continuum of care for stroke offers patients and families peace of mind in knowing they are getting quality stroke care for maximized results.
About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, 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.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,700 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing 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. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.