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Virtua Achieves Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Accreditation Recognizing Quality and Safety

In strategic alliance with Penn Medicine, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification. 

The Camden hospital—home to several of Virtua's most advanced health care services—underwent a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission reviewers conducted interviews, observed colleagues, and evaluated compliance with related certification standards.

"This certification recognizes health care organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care," said Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. "We commend Virtua Health for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality, and more compassionate care for individuals served." 

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