East Jefferson General Hospital has long been recognized for its personalized and comprehensive approach to treating stroke patients. In fact, CareChex, the leading hospital review service, has ranked EJGH in the top 10% of all hospitals in the United States for stroke care. East Jefferson General Hospital was also recently awarded its third consecutive American Heart Association Gold PLUS Performance Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Elite PLUS for Stroke Care.
Perhaps nothing speaks to the quality of care we provide stroke patients more than the recent designation we received from the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, certifying EJGH as an Advanced Primary Care Stroke Center. This designation means a great deal to us, but here is what it means to those we care for:
- Certification signifies we have implemented the stringent, national guidelines needed to achieve high level stroke care and outcomes Join Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification Program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.
- Designation shows an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
- What all this means to you, the community we serve is that today we stand as a stroke treatment facility that can stand alongside the finest in the nation. But more importantly, it means we are actively dedicated to improving our processes to ensure we stay at the forefront of stroke care.