PORT ANGELES — Highland Court Memory Care recently received a Deficiency Free Survey from the state Residential Care Services for 2017.
The surveys are conducted on a no-notice basis and consist of categories such as resident care, medication administration, medical records, kitchen sanitation, maintenance, staff care competencies, dietary needs, equipment and safety of the community, according to a news release.
Care Services is responsible for ensuring that assisted living communities comply with mandatory state regulations.
For more information, call 360-452-9086, or visit www.highlandcourtmc.com.
Stroke Gold Plus
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare received the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
According to a news release: “The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.”
To receive the award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all “Get With the Guidelines-Stroke” achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight stroke quality measures.
These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery while reducing death and disability for stroke patients, according to a news release.