Stroke Center Earns Joint Commission Certification
The Advanced Primary Stroke Center at Kent Hospital, a Care New England hospital, 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. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care, and performance improvement.
“Kent Hospital’s dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing outcome-oriented, exceptional stroke care to our communities,” said Susan Moore, the Stroke Center’s nurse director. “The stroke program continues to evolve, using evidence-based recommendations and quality assessment and reporting.”
For more information on the Advanced Primary Stroke Center at Kent Hospital, call (401) 737-7010 or visit kentri.org.
About Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital, aCare New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island.
A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs inEmergency Medicine,Family Medicine,Internal Medicineand anUndersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent’s redesignedEmergency Department(ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.