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Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Awarded Acute Stroke Ready Certification from The Joint Commission

Clinton, MO. – (Dec. 1, 2022) – Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Acute Stroke Ready Certification.

GVMH underwent a rigorous onsite review in July 2022. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“We are extremely proud to receive this accreditation,” said Craig Thompson, CEO at GVMH. “This certification allows us to provide critical care to patients who are experiencing a stroke or stroke-like symptoms, promoting better outcomes.”

“Acute Stroke Ready Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, COO, Accreditation and Certification Operations and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend GVMH for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”

“We congratulate GVMH for this outstanding achievement,” said Nancy Brown, CEO, American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects their commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”