Stroke care certification for the Memorial Hospital of Freemont

May is the National Stroke Awareness Month in the US. In order to meet the higher demanding standards, the Memorial Hospital of Fremont gained the primary stroke certification. This means that citizens can receive high-level care at home without going out of county for a life-saving care treatment.

Fremont citizens will not have to drive out of town for a stroke recovery. From today on, May 18, the Memorial Hospital of Fremont can provide hgh-level stroke care, thanks to the stroke care certification. It is a piece of good news, while May is also the National Stroke Awareness Month in the US.


Memorial Hospital and the stroke certification: what is it about, precisely?


The accreditation will allow the hospital to keep patients close to home, while giving them the best care possible, Robin LaLonde, RN, Stroke Coordinator at ProMedica Memorial Hospital, said. The desire of the hospital is to keep residents close to home and close to family during the recovery process. There is so much more to do after they’ve had a stroke.


Thanks to a rigorous onsite review in February about a stroke care handling, the Memorial Hospital managed top get this certification. The review analyzed the sequence of passages from the moment a patient comes into the office to when they are discharged. After receiving certification, the hospital will go through a renewal process once every two years to maintain certification. By now, through Thursday, Memorial Hospital has already treated 25 stroke patients. This is the confirmation that this new certification was essential and vital.


Stroke care: the impotance of being stroke prepared

Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission reported that  the Primary Stroke Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care.

The Memorial Hospital’s president, Pam Jensen confirmed that the aim of the hospital is to be able to keep those patients in the county. Providing a high-level stroke care is the right way and the safest for them, too.

Since May is also the National Stroke Awareness Month for the US, all the Americans are encouraged to spot signs of stroke by using the letters in “F.A.S.T.” which stands for Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech, and Time to call 911.



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