Doctors Hospital of Manteca Awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Center CertificationNov 30, 2016
MANTECA, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2016 – Doctors Hospital of Manteca has been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center, earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark.
To earn this certification, Doctors Hospital of Manteca underwent a rigorous on-site review by The Joint Commission in October 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated the hospital’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
“The physicians, nurses and other staff at Doctors Hospital of Manteca are proud and excited to receive Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said Ikenna Mmeje, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “This certification is another affirmation of the culture of excellence we are building at our hospital and our dedication to providing high-quality, advanced stroke care for our patients.”
“Doctors Hospital of Manteca has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers,” said Patrick Phelan, interim executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Doctors Hospital of Manteca for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community.”
“We congratulate Doctors Hospital of Manteca for achieving this designation,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines Doctors Hospital of Manteca has clearly made it a priority to deliver high-quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”
Established in 2003, Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. Stroke is the number five 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.
ABOUT DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF MANTECA
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is one of the largest businesses in the community. Doctors Hospital has more than 500 employees and a medical staff of over 150 physicians. While offering the convenience and accessibility of a small hospital, Doctors Hospital offers many advanced clinical services. Private patient rooms, expanded and enhanced imaging services, emergency, pharmacy, ICU/CCU and obstetrical services are designed for the care and comfort of our patients.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Doctors Hospital of Manteca, visit our website, www.DoctorsManteca.com
ABOUT THE JOINT COMMISSION
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The familiar Heart-Check mark now helps consumers evaluate their choices in hospital care. Each mark given to a hospital is earned by meeting specific standards for the care of patients with heart disease and/or stroke. The Heart-Check mark can only be displayed by hospitals that have achieved and defined requirements set by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. For more information on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Hospital Accreditation Program .