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Medical City McKinney (formerly Medical Center of McKinney) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Stoke Rehabilitation Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 

Medical City McKinney underwent a rigorous on-site review earlier this fall. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with stroke rehabilitation specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. 

"We are pleased to receive Stroke Rehabilitation Care Certification from The Joint Commission,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney. “Our inpatient rehab team is dedicated to ensuring our patients are provided the care they need to return to an independent lifestyle.”

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.

"Medical City McKinney has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with stroke rehabilitation,” said Patrick Phelan, interim executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Medical City McKinney for becoming a leader in stroke rehabilitation, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke rehab patients in its community.”

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