UVMC Awarded Primary Stroke Center Advanced Certification from The Joint Commission

Premier Pulse     November 2021

Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) has earned Primary Stroke Center status from The Joint Commission.  

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center was awarded to UVMC based on continuous compliance with stringent performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. 

Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes health care organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for stroke. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge. 

UVMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review this past summer, during which a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

UVMC is part of the Premier Health system whose hospitals are recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for excellence in patient stroke care and outcomes.

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