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Community Rehabilitation Hospital North awarded amputation and stroke certification from The Joint Commission

For release on December 20, 2018

IndianapolisCommunity Rehabilitation Hospital North today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Amputation and Stroke Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Community Rehabilitation Hospital North is the first and only rehabilitation hospital to earn the Gold Seal of Approval® for Amputation Certification in Indiana.

Community Rehabilitation Hospital North underwent a rigorous on-site review in November 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with amputation and stroke-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

"Community Rehabilitation Hospital North has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with amputation and stroke,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Community Rehabilitation Hospital North for becoming a leader in amputation and stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for amputee and stroke patients in its community.”

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care;
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

"Community Rehabilitation Hospital North is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Annette Seabrook, CEO. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”


Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital in 1956. Now with more than 13,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.

The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications