Good Samaritan Recognized for Excellent Stroke Care

KEARNEY, Neb. (Press Release) – The Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke, a national accreditation, recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing safe, quality patient care by demonstrating continued compliance with the highest global standards. Good Samaritan first achieved certification in 2011, becoming the region’s first primary stroke center. CHI Health Good Samaritan was recently recertified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, evaluate and improve performance. Investigators also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

“We continually strive to use the most advanced research and technology to treat strokes faster and with better results. This award only reinforces the commitment of our highly specialized team to provide the best stroke care to our community,” said Shelly Jorges, Stroke Program Coordinator, CHI Health Good Samaritan.

Nearly two million brain cells die every minute in a stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in Nebraska and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Recognizing symptoms and acting quickly to seek medical care from an advanced stroke center can save lives and limit brain damage and disability.

Learn more about the American Stroke Association

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