Pictured above – Members of the CRMC stroke team come together to discuss stroke protocols in ICU. Laura Kee, R.N., 4E nursing director; Julie Hendrixson, R.N., ICU clinical coordinator; Susan Ashburn, CRMC Stroke coordinator; Nissa Sissom, R.N., clinical coordinator; Melissa Robertson, R.N., Meg Webb, R.N., Austin Dodson, R.N. ICU; Taylor Strong, R.N., ICU; Stephanie Watson, RN ICU; and Dr. Gustavo Silva, neurologist at CRMC.
Gold Seal represents symbols of quality from their respective organization
Cookeville – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Primary Stroke Centers.
The Gold Seal of Approval represents symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Cookeville Regional has held the Gold Seal of Approval since 2019. Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can’t reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won’t work as it should.
CRMC underwent a rigorous on-site review.
The Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
“Our medical center is pleased that we have once again earned this recognition,” said Buffy Key, interim CEO at CRMC. “This shows the dedication our stroke team has in delivering the best stroke care to patients in the Upper Cumberland region. We are grateful for our neurologists, stroke coordinator, nurses on 4 East and in the ICU, the emergency department nurses and physicians, imaging and other team members who all step in when a Code Stroke is called or coming into our medical center and the continuous care, they provide to our stroke patients.”
Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations at The Joint Commission said the commission fosters continuous improvement.
“The Joint Commission recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” said Ryan. “We commend Cookeville Regional Medical Center for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”
Photo courtesy of CRMC.