July 20, 2016
Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, which means it is part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care. Complex Stroke Centers are recognized as industry leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in highly-specialized stroke care.
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes those hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. Jersey Shore underwent a rigorous onsite review in May 2016. Joint Commission experts reviewed Jersey Shore’s compliance with the Comprehensive Stroke Center standards and requirements including advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, and staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.
“By achieving this advanced certification, Jersey Shore has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of its patients with a complex stroke condition”, says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and The Joint Commission commends Jersey Shore for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate the standard of its care for the community it serves.”