Enloe gets seal of approval

Accrediting agency recognizes the hospital’s stroke care

Enloe Medical Center received recognition this week for being an advanced primary stroke center. On Monday (Aug. 15), The Joint Commission, an accrediting agency, awarded Enloe its Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center, according to an Enloe press release.

Strokes are the nation’s third-leading cause of death, and affect about 795,000 people a year. In 2010, Enloe cared for more than 380 patients who had suffered a stroke or related disease. The Gold Seal of Approval is awarded to hospitals that have proven track records when it comes to following national standards and caring for patients in a timely, effective manner. At Enloe, patients are offered rapid treatment, followed by rehabilitation and education to help prevent future strokes.

“We’re proud that The Joint Commission has recognized our commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients and the community,” Enloe President and CEO Mike Wiltermood said in the release.