Published on December 05, 2016

Nazareth Hospital Achieves Recertification for Stroke Program

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (December 5, 2016): The Joint Commission has recertified Nazareth Hospital’s stroke program and affirmed Nazareth’s status as a Primary Stroke Center. Disease-specific certification is awarded by The Joint Commission based on a program’s compliance with national standards, implementation of clinical guidelines, and achievement of excellent care outcomes. This recognition demonstrates to our community that the quality care we provide is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of patients with stroke, and that Nazareth’s program has the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for these patients.

“Congratulations to Nazareth’s stroke team on a successful recertification survey,” said Executive Director Nancy Cherone. “The surveyor was very complimentary of our program and had many positive comments to say about Nazareth and the team, who work hard every day to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients with stroke.”

Nazareth’s stroke program covers the complete continuum of care. Our stroke team—which comprises board-certified physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers—offers an integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of and education about stroke. Nazareth Hospital, a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center, has earned the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll recognition multiple times, including 2016.

Nazareth Hospital provides advanced emergency stroke treatment, a 20-bed acute rehabilitation unit certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), acute inpatient physical and occupational therapy, Transitional Care, and outpatient physical therapy at Nazareth Hospital Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance.