Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke rehabilitation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Schwab’s dedication to continuous observance of The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey last month. A Joint Commission reviewer evaluated Schwab for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients who have suffered a stroke and their families, including assessment and care, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
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.