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Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Joint Commission Certification For Stroke

Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Joint Commission Certification For Stroke


(Elk Grove Village, IL) - Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital - a partnership between Alexian Brothers Health System and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality, ensuring that patients have access to exceptional professionals and tools to help them recover capa­bilities lost to stroke, the leading cause of long-term disability. The Joint Commission awarded Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital Disease-Specific Care Certification for Stroke Rehabilitation, making it one of few in the state with this distinction.

"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its stroke patients," says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

"With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says John Dunkin, Executive Director of the Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital. “Achieving Joint Commission certification is yet another step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care and education we provide.”

Each year more than 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation's third leading cause of death.  Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.

To earn the stroke distinction, the hospital undergoes an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years.  The hospital is then evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of a program's processes, its ability to evaluate and improve care and interviews with patients and staff.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program was launched in 2002, and is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services.

Alexian Brothers
Medical Center

800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007
847-437-5500
Alexian
Rehabilitation Hospital

935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007
847-640-5600
St. Alexius
Medical Center

1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
60169
847-843-2000
Alexian Brothers
Behavioral Health
Hospital

1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
60169
800-432-5005
Alexian Brothers
Women & Children's
Hospital

1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
60169
847-843-2000
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