Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in August of 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
“Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, Executive Director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community.”
“We congratulate Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for achieving this designation,” said Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has clearly made it a priority to deliver high quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”
“Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said Kevin DiLallo, Chief Executive Officer, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”