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The Joint Commission Certification

Primary Stroke Center

South Nassau Communities Hospital has been awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification confirms that South Nassau is making "exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care."

Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects a hospital's commitment to fulfilling demanding performance standards. Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification is available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. The certification was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association (ASA) and is based on the Brain Attack Coalition's "Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers."

To earn the certification, South Nassau underwent a thorough and rigorous on-site review by surveyors with expertise in stroke care. The certification is based on successful demonstrated compliance in stroke care standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measurement. At the end of the first year of the two-year certification, the organization is required to participate in a conference call to attest to its continued compliance with the standards and to review performance improvement activities. Certified primary stroke centers must collect and report on eight core stroke measures.

Click this link for more information on South Nassau's Stroke Program.



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