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AV Hospital receives new award for stroke treatment


Demonstrating high performance standards

Antelope Valley Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for the Advanced Stroke Program 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.

Antelope Valley Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on Sept. 9. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with the Stroke program standards spanning several areas including: Clinical Information Management (DSCT), Performance Management (DSPM), Program Management (DSPR), Supporting Self-Management (DSSE), Certification Participation Requirements (CPR), and Delivery of Facilitating Clinical Care (DSDF).

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, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Antelope Valley Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“Antelope Valley Hospital is honored to be recognized for the hard work, and the continuous strides our team takes to improve the stroke program,” said Edward Mirzabegian, hospital CEO. “Earlier this year, we welcomed the AV’s only Interventional Neurologist to perform a new Thrombectomy (clot retrieval) procedure; this is just one of many examples of our commitment to our patients, as we will continue to bring innovative and advanced healthcare options to the AV.”