Baptist Health System Earns Rehab and Stroke Quality Designations

Baptist Health System has earned three new high quality designations for rehabilitation and stroke services from three separate independent organizations which review health care quality across the country.

Baptist earned a three year CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) re-accreditation for its Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation and Stroke Specialty Programs offered at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services for the best possible outcomes. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Providers that meet CARF standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

Baptist Health System also recently earned The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Silver Plus award. The award recognizes hospitals that achieve at least 12 consecutive months of adherence to quality measures outlined in the Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators program. The program aims to improve quality of patient care and outcomes in addition to getting stroke patients interventional medications in under 60 minutes.

The Joint Commission, which oversees quality in our nation’s hospitals, recently surveyed the stroke program at Baptist Health System and recommended all five hospitals for Stroke Center Re-Certification. In reviewing the Baptist stroke program, the surveyor recognized several “Best Practice” processes in use by Baptist to improve stroke outcomes for patients.

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