SAMC receives preliminary stroke accreditation
SAMC recently received preliminary notification that it had passed a Primary Stroke survey with new accreditation partner, DNV-GL. Surveyor Mary Margaret Wilberg, RN, told the stroke team that although she didn't have the authority to let SAMC know it passed the survey, she believed the Medical Center did and said "I think you'll be joining the club and that is a wonderful thing."
Wilberg made note of the enthusiasm and passion of the SAMC stroke team, stating that the SAMC staff does a great job of looking out for the best interests of its patients. She also said SAMC's triggers for stroke rehab make a lot of sense and she plans to share those with other hospitals around the country. SAMC will receive official notification that we passed in mid March.
In the photo, Mike Williams, administrative director, Radiology, leads a presentation outlining SAMC's overall stroke care effort at the beginning of our recent primary stroke accreditation survey.