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Advanced Primary Stroke Center

San Dimas Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

San Dimas Community Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on July 31, 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Advanced Primary Stroke Center standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

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 health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend San Dimas Community Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

"I am incredibly proud of our dedicated staff for their skillset in providing care within our Advanced Primary Stroke Center at San Dimas Community Hospital,” says Parrish Scarboro, Chief Executive Officer of San Dimas Community Hospital. “This team deserves recognition for their outstanding hard work in treating and mitigating the long-term effects of stroke patients. This distinction accentuates our commitment to providing high-quality comprehensive care."

"Because time is so critical in treating strokes, our emergency department team is trained to provide rapid, exceptional care by prioritizing stroke treatments for our patients,” said Angie Camacho, RN, Chief Nursing Officer of San Dimas Community Hospital. "For our hospital, this is more than just recognition of our ongoing commitment to positive outcomes, this distinction represents our ability to save lives of some of our most vulnerable patients. We're very proud of that."

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.