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Shelby Baptist Medical Center Awarded Primary Stroke Center Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Jan 9, 2020

ALABASTER, ALA. – Jan. 9, 2020 – Shelby Baptist Medical Center today announced it earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Stroke Center Accreditation 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.

Joint Commission gold sealShelby Baptist Medical Center underwent a rigorous onsite review during which a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“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 Shelby Baptist Medical Center for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“We are honored that our hospital has been certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center,” said Joseph Tubbs, MD, chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Shelby Baptist Medical Center. “This designation is a recognition that our hospital meets all the critical elements necessary for effectively managing the specific needs of stroke patients. It is an acknowledgement that Shelby Baptist uses the latest stroke-specific guidelines and that we are providing exceptional care so that our patients have the best possible outcomes.”

According to Shelby Baptist Medical Center CEO, Daniel Listi, “Our priority at Shelby Baptist is to provide the highest quality care to every patient we have the privilege to serve. This accreditation by The Joint Commission for the treatment of stroke – along with the expansion of our structural heart program to include a new state-of-the-art hybrid operating room – underscores the advanced level care afforded by our hospital to the Shelby County community and across Central Alabama.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

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