HOBOKEN, NJ – September 2, 2022 – CarePoint Health’s Christ Hospital has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. This means that the Christ Hospital Stroke Center provides the next generation of stroke care and has met The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care.
“All of us at CarePoint Health are thrilled to have achieved Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission,” said CarePoint Health System President and CEO, Dr. Achintya Moulick, MD, MBA, MCh. “This is a major accomplishment for our stroke center and Neuroscience Physicians and team that have rigorously worked to make Christ Hospital a leader in what patient-focused, modernized, and decisive healthcare looks like. This advance certification is a validation of our commitment to providing excellent and quality services to the people of Hudson County.”
A thrombectomy is a type of minimally invasive procedure that removes a blood clot from inside an artery or vein. In the case of a stroke, a cerebral thrombectomy removes the clot from an artery in the brain. Receiving certification means that rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy and providing post-procedural care are met.
Christ Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on July 21-22, 2022, during which the Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including Stroke -Thrombectomy Capable program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Christ Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”
“We congratulate CarePoint Health and Christ Hospital for this outstanding achievement,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”
This certification, in addition to the use of advanced technology, like the new Swoop® Portable MR Imaging System and VizAI, demonstrates CarePoint Health and Christ Hospital’s promise to be on the side of innovation and progress.
“The development and expansion of our stroke center has been a dedicated passion for us with the goal of achieving top quality excellence for our patients,” said Marie Duffy, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE, Christ Hospital Chief Hospital Executive. “We are thrilled for our patient care and Stroke Center efforts to be recognized by the Joint Commission. Receiving certification as an Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center is further testament of our capability to provide state of the art, patient-centric care and to helping shape the future of stroke care.”