Sulphur Springs, Texas, Feb. 12, 2020 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Stroke CenterAccreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
In October, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springsunderwent a rigorous onsite inspectionwherea Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with Primary Stroke Center standards spanning several areasincluding Stroke Education, Anti-Platelet Therapy in the hospital and upon discharge, Statin medication to assist with treating hyperlipidemia, rehab evaluation in the hospital, Thrombolytic medication and Anti-Coagulation medication for individuals who present with Atrial Fibrillation.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springsfor its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital –Sulphur Springs is pleased to receive Primary Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Cassidy Cameron, RN, Emergency Department Team Lead and Stroke Coordinator, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs. “We look forward to continuing our journey of improving patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing treatment forstroke in Northeast Texas.”