Methodist Healthcare
April 21, 2020

Methodist Healthcare facilities have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Rehabilitation Stroke Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Methodist Hospital | Texsan, Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant, Methodist Hospital | Northeast, Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan, and Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak underwent a rigorous onsite visit. The team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with rehabilitation stroke standards spanning several areas including clinical information management, performance measurement, delivering and facilitating high-quality clinical care for rehabilitation stroke patients.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Methodist Hospital | Texsan for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

The Methodist Healthcare rehab stroke team members collaborated to establish performance measures with targets exceeding national standards including: patient satisfaction, discharge to community, functional improvement and patient education based on evidence-based literature.

The program has demonstrated excellence in the development of these measures and outcomes are exceeding the targets set above national standards.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.