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Stroke Center Awarded Re-accreditation

Spring Hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital has announced that its Advanced Primary Stroke Center was again awarded accreditation by the Joint Commission. A survey was conducted in March 2010 by the Joint Commission’s Program for Disease Specific Care Certification. Oak Hill Hospital passed the survey with no adverse findings.

The Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. It is The Joint Commission's first advanced certification program. Programs applying for advanced certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations. Certified primary stroke centers:

• Use a standardized method of delivering care based on the Brain Attack Coalition recommendations for establishment of primary stroke centers.
• Support a patient's self-management activities.
• Tailor treatment and intervention to individual needs.
• Promote the flow of patient information across settings and providers, while protecting patient rights, security and privacy.
• Analyze and use standardized performance measure data to continually improve treatment plans.
• Demonstrate their application of and compliance with the clinical practice guidelines published by the AHA/ASA or equivalent evidence-based guidelines.

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