March 31, 2017

Stroke Rehabilitation Program Earns Joint Commission Certification

The Michigan Medicine Stroke Rehabilitation Program recently underwent Joint Commission survey, and the surveyor verified the tremendous work that our inpatient rehabilitation team has done to create a high-quality program in evidence-based stroke rehabilitation. Our program has now been officially certified with no citations!

A Joint Commission reviewer recently carried out an on-site certification survey, which served as an opportunity for the Stroke Rehabilitation Program to demonstrate the outstanding work done by all the members of the inpatient rehabilitation facility team.

The successful survey — and ensuing certification — reflects the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care to individuals recovering from stroke. It also verifies that Michigan Medicine is compliant with national stroke-specific care standards.

The reviewer noted many positive attributes about the program including:

  • The staff is fully engaged and works collaboratively as a team
  • The staff is passionate about the patient care provided
  • AHA clinical practice guidelines are fully implemented into clinical pathways and order sets
  • Excellent patient education documentation is distributed by all disciplines
  • The nursing mobility program serves as an example of a best practice.

Congratulations again to all the staff involved in these efforts. This makes us the first institution in the state to be both Comprehensive Stroke Center certified and Stroke Rehabilitation certified and second in the nation.

Particular Congratulations to the leadership of this effort:

  • Medical Director: Ted Claflin, MD
  • Operations Director: Jenevra Foley
  • Project Manager: Alison Spork
  • Program Manager: Rob Ferguson, OT
  • Nurse Liaison: Christy Richard, RN

We all look forward to the continued and growing leadership of Michigan Medicine in the care and rehabilitation of individuals who have a stroke. For more information about the Stroke Rehabilitation Program, click here.