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Lima Memorial Awarded Primary Stroke Center Recertification from Joint Commission

Lima Memorial Awarded Primary Stroke Center Recertification from Joint Commission

posted on: 12/22/2023 2:28:11 PM

The Joint Commission Stroke Recertification SealLima Memorial Health System’s main campus has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for the Primary Stroke Center Certification. This means that Lima Memorial, through a rigorous and unannounced onsite review, has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care. 

"We take great pride in delivering an unparalleled standard of care at Lima Memorial," expresses Jaime Quellhorst, Executive Director of Nursing at Lima Memorial Health System. "Our dedicated team continuously strives to provide exceptional care to our community, and with the Gold Seal of Approval, patients and their families can be assured they will receive nothing short of Great Care when it comes to their unique stroke care needs.”

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed with the consultation of health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients.

“The Primary Stroke Certification Program recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, Executive Vice President of Accreditation and Certification Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend Lima Memorial Health System 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.”

“We congratulate Lima Memorial for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, the American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”

To learn more about Lima Memorial’s Primary Stroke Center, visit

For more information on the Primary Stroke Center Certification, please visit The Joint Commission website.



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