Overlake Named Advanced Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

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Overlake Medical Center & Clinics proudly achieved Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) certification—earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®—by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Overlake underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review, and during the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with TSC certification standards spanning several areas—including the emergency, imaging, interventional unit, critical care and cardiac telemetry units—as well as with 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.

“Having a care team close to home that you can trust when you or a loved one is having a stroke is absolutely essential,” says Toy Bartley, Overlake Stroke Program, critical care/telemetry and respiratory director. “This certification proves to the communities we serve that you can feel confident in knowing that you will be receiving the safest and highest quality of stroke care here at Overlake.”

“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Overlake for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity and compassion for all patients.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.