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Fletcher Allen's Stroke Center Earns Joint Commission Certification
January 29, 2009
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January 29, 2009
“We are very pleased that the Joint Commission, the nation’s premier health care accreditation and certification organization, has recognized our Stroke Center’s commitment to high quality academic health care in service to the community,” said Christopher Commichau, M.D., a Fletcher Allen neurologist and University of Vermont Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, who serves as co-leader of Fletcher Allen’s Stroke Center along with Dr. Mark Gorman, and directs the Neurology Residency Program.
BURLINGTON: Fletcher Allen’s Multidisciplinary Stroke Center recently received the Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers.
Fletcher Allen’s Multidisciplinary Stroke Center, now the only Joint Commission-certified stroke center in Vermont, offers comprehensive care including acute stroke care, post-stroke care, and stroke education and prevention.
The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association, based on the Brain Attack Coalition's "Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers”.
Fletcher Allen’s Stroke and Neurovascular Program also received “The Bronze Award” in 2007 from the American Heart Association for meeting or surpassing standards of the Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” program 90% of the time for three consecutive months. “Get with the Guidelines” is a quality initiative that sets specific standards for the care of stroke patients. Fletcher Allen was the only hospital in Vermont to participate in this program, and was compared to hospitals participating in this program across the nation.
Learn more about Fletcher Allen’s Stroke Center by calling 802-847-4589, or visit our Web site at: http://www.fahc.org/Stroke_Center/index.html.
About the Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The Joint Commission’s mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. With more than 30 patient care sites and 100 outreach clinics, programs and services throughout the region, Fletcher Allen is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region. For more information about Fletcher Allen, visit our Web site at www.fletcherallen.org.