Monday, January 08, 2018
PHC | Parkland Health Center recently received two important emergency stroke certifications. PHC-Farmington earned designation as a Level III Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis Stroke Center. In addition, PHC also earned recertification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission.
“This is significant news for our community,” says Bruce Harrison, MD, medical director of PHC’s emergency department. “Parkland has received the new state certification, as well as the Joint Commission recertification, following rigorous evaluations by experts in the field of emergency stroke care. I’m very proud of our emergency staff, not only for their compassion, but also for maintaining the highest of standards in emergency care for our community.”
While PHC is beginning its third year of being a Joint Commission-designated stroke center, the new state stroke center designation is added assurance to the community, says Dr. Harrison. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) team of experts, including an emergency medicine physician, stroke coordinator and neurologist from different health care systems, as well as a DHSS representative, made a thorough review. The certification is for a four-year period.
PHC initially earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers in late 2015. This is a two-year certification, and PHC recently underwent a rigorous on-site review during which Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. PHC received notice of its recertification Nov. 15, just four days before receiving state certification through the DHSS.
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1/12/2018 4:42 PM
Great Job Parkland!!