Maury Regional Medical Center awarded recertification as Advanced Primary Stroke Center


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification 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.

“We take our commitment to provide state-of-the-art health care to our community very seriously, especially for emergency conditions such as strokes. We’re excited to earn recertification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Martin Chaney, MD. “I’m proud of our physicians, nurses and hospital staff for the outstanding job they do providing our stroke patients with exceptional, compassionate care.”

The certification recognizes health care organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for strokes. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.

MRMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in April. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” said Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, accreditation and certification operations with The Joint Commission. “We commend Maury Regional Health for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”

Maury Regional Medical Center’s medical staff includes specialists in emergency medicine, neurologists, neurohospitalists and a neurosurgeon who provide stroke services including treatment and follow-up care, spinal injury or disease treatment, and brain injury or disease treatment. The medical center also utilizes technology to enhance its providers’ ability to treat stroke patients.

Stroke rehabilitation services at MRMC include occupational, physical and speech therapy. Patients and their family, friends and caregivers also have access to a Stroke Support Group that meets at the medical center on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, visit

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