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Poinciana Medical Center Recognized by Joint Commission for Excellence in Three Areas

Poinciana Medical Center was recently recognized by The Joint Commission for excellence in the areas of stroke, sepsis management and quality of care.

The Joint Commission has recognized the center as a 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ Data Contributor for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for quality improvement in health care.

Until recently, most hospitals collected information to measure health care quality by manually abstracting data from patient records. Today, through eCQMs--which rely on structured, encoded data present in the electronic health record--hospitals can electronically collect and transmit data on the quality of care that patients receive. The electronic data can be analyzed to measure and improve care processes, performance and outcomes.

In addition the center has announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Management Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Poinciana Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in August 2017. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with sepsis management-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

Finally, Poinciana Medical Center announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

"Poinciana Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers," said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. "We commend Poinciana Medical Center for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community."

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