Hospital earns high marks

Greenwich Hospital has won the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Stroke Center, Spine Institute and Center for Joint Replacement following an onsite recertification survey earlier this month. The independent commission, which evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations nationwide, first certified Greenwich’s stroke program in 2006 and the hospital’s spinal fusion and knee and hip replacement programs were among the first of their kind to earn certification in February 2011.

“This accomplishment is the result of our commitment to maintain clinical excellence and patient satisfaction, while continuously working to improve patient care,” said Frank Corvino, Greenwich Hospital’s president and CEO. “It is a major achievement for us and a benefit for all the communities we serve in Fairfield and Westchester counties.”

Commission surveyors reaffirmed that the hospital follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Connecticut and New York and it strikes 800,000 annually, killing more than 150,000.

Greenwich Hospital’s spinal fusion and total joint replacement programs offer continuous care and support before, during and after surgery and throughout rehabilitation and recovery. Its neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform about 700 spinal fusion and total joint replacement procedures each year.

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