MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (July 20, 2022) – Saint Joseph Mount Sterling has once again achieved Stroke Ready Certification through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), an internationally recognized accrediting body that recognizes health care organizations demonstrating compliance with national standards. The ACHC has recertified Saint Joseph Mount Sterling for the next three years.
ACHC Stroke Care Certification is designed to educate and build excellence across the continuum from “stroke ready” to comprehensive neurosurgical care so that patients can be assured they’re in the best hands.
“When it comes to a stroke, there is no time to hesitate, which is why our team is trained to act quickly and efficiently while providing high quality care to our patients,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. “This certification symbolizes our commitment to this high level of service, and our patients can feel confident they are receiving the best stroke care possible.”
To achieve certification by the ACHC, health care facilities must demonstrate compliance with national standards. Certification reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is nationally recognized for its stroke care program and provides stroke patients with rapid treatment and proper medications to help save lives and prevent long-term disability. For patients needing more comprehensive care, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling coordinates immediate transfer to nearby Primary Stroke Centers. To learn more about Saint Joseph Mount Sterling’s stroke care, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/mount-sterling-emergency-care.
ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS. To learn more, visit www.achc.org/.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.