ROCKPORT, Maine — The Pen Bay Medical Center Stroke Program has achieved Primary Stroke Center Certification from the Joint Commission, an independent overseer of medical care quality.
This certification of distinction, represented by the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, signals to the community that the care given to stroke patients at Pen Bay meets the highest national standards. It provides tangible demonstration of the Pen Bay stroke program’s commitment to excellence and recognition of its ability to meet scrupulous criteria for managing stroke care.
Pen Bay cares for approximately 160 stroke patients each year.
Pen Bay’s Stroke Program received its first stroke certification in August 2007. Recertification is granted when a stroke program demonstrates continual compliance with standards set forth by the Joint Commission.
Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission, an independent not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.