Southwest Healthcare System, which operates Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, announced that it has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval mark represents a symbol of quality from the Joint Commission.
Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center recently underwent a rigorous on-site review, which focused on a variety of key factors all critical to the care of the patient. A Joint Commission expert evaluated adherence to stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
The certification process is designed to help organizations continuously improve in the provision of safe, high-quality care, treatment, and services for stroke patients. Achieving Advance Primary Stroke Center certification demonstrates Southwest Healthcare System’s commitment to stroke patients and elevating the standard of care to a higher level for our communities.
“Southwest Healthcare is pleased to receive this designation from The Joint Commission,” said Brad Neet, CEO for the hospitals. “This certification is another example of our dedication to continually improve the services offered to the communities we serve.”
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.