NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn was recognized among the nation’s top stroke rehabilitation programs after recently earning its fourth consecutive Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Rehabilitation Certification from The Joint Commission.

“The outcome of this review by The Joint Commission confirms that our stroke rehabilitation team is unparalleled,” says Vincent Cavallaro, vice president of neurology and rehabilitation services at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, in a media release from NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

“We have continually strived to provide exceptional care, and we’ve set ourselves apart as a model for other institutions. Overall, The Joint Commission recognized our program as being among the top 10 in the country.”

NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn is reportedly the only facility in New York, New Jersey, and New England to have both a stroke rehabilitation program and Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission, per the release.

Jeffrey S. Fine, MD, chief of rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, says both the inpatient and outpatient services provided in Brooklyn have continued to grow and develop new protocols while delivering exceptional outcomes.

“Our patients have consistently indicated above benchmark satisfaction rates with our program and our staff,” Fine shares in the release. “We’ve implemented performance and safety initiatives that continue to improve the patient experience, ensure the best possible outcomes, and get our patients back home quickly. We are proud of what we have accomplished and continue to build on each day.”

The certification recognizes healthcare organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for stroke rehabilitation. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.

“Stroke Rehabilitation Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission, comments.

“We commend NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke rehabilitation patients.”

[Source(s): NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, PR Newswire]