BUSINESS BRIEFS: Deficiency Free Survey for PA center; Jefferson Healthcare receives award

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.

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