Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) in Putnam is pleased to announce it has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® shows an organization is accredited and meets The Joint Commission’s highest standards of care.
“Day Kimball Healthcare makes it a priority to deliver advanced care to all patients affected by stroke,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “This recertification highlights the exceptional stroke care we provide and our team’s commitment to meeting the high performance standards set forth by The Joint Commission which are critical to achieving long-term success improving patient outcomes.”
Day Kimball Hospital underwent a rigorous virtual review in February 2021 to renew the certification, which it first received in 2013. During the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with stroke-related certification standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care, and performance improvement. The reviewers also conducted virtual observations and interviews.
Established in 2003, The Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period. The Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
Day Kimball Hospital is also a designated Primary Stroke Center by the CT Department of Public Health and has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. For more information about stroke care at Day Kimball Hospital, visit our Emergency Medicine page.