Colleton Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Earns Stroke Certification


Following a rigorous evaluation of performance standards, Colleton Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® as a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.

To earn the certification in stroke rehabilitation Colleton Medical Center demonstrated excellence in performance standards, clinical practice guidelines, and performance measurement. A strong emphasis is also placed on patient and caregiver education and the collaboration of the facility’s interdisciplinary team of care experts who work cohesively to create an individualized care plan for each patient.

“Earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® is a testament to the tremendous work the inpatient rehabilitation team has done to create a high-quality patient and caregiver-centric stroke rehabilitation program,” said Jimmy Hiott, Colleton Medical Center, CEO.

Ken Grubbs, The Joint Commission Executive VP of Accreditation and Certification Operations, added, “Stroke Rehabilitation Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care. We commend Colleton Medical Center 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.”

The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading and most widely recognized healthcare performance improvement organization. The Joint Commission vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings. This is achieved by setting quality standards, evaluating an organization’s performance, and providing an educative experience designed to foster continuous improvement. An organization that achieves The Gold Seal of Approval® shows its commitment to holding itself accountable to a high bar for quality and safety for those they serve.