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The Joint Commission
Recognition: Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care with the awarding of Primary Stroke Center certification
How we earned it: NeuroLink™ volunteered for an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of reviewers from The Joint Commission. Our program was evaluated against Joint Commission standards through assessing our processes and our ability to evaluate and improve care, as well as interviews with patients and staff. Criteria are based on recommendations published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements/guidelines for stroke care.
What it means: "The Medical Center of Plano demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients," says Charles A. Mowll, executive vice president of Business Development, Government and External Relations at The Joint Commission.
How it sets us apart: The Medical Center of Plano is the first and only hospital in Collin County (and just the third hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex) to earn this designation.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Recognition: Level III Trauma Center designation
How we earned it: We underwent a rigorous two-day review process to ensure The Medical Center of Plano adheres to the highest standards for trauma care.
What it means: Having a designated trauma center in Collin County is a tremendous benefit to the community, because it's best to receive care as soon as possible after an injury or accident. Trauma services must be delivered rapidly and efficiently by people who know how to care for injuries.
How it sets us apart: The Medical Center of Plano is the first hospital in Collin County to achieve this recognition. In addition, our hospital actively participates in the regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Trauma System and has established relationships with the tertiary trauma centers in our service area. We also work closely with EMS providers to facilitate adequate pre-arrival notification, appropriate documentation and appropriate pre-hospital care. The Medical Center of Plano is available to care for all major and severe trauma patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Recognition: Level II Stroke Center designation
How it sets us apart: The Medical Center of Plano is the first hospital in Collin County (and one of the first 10 hospitals in Texas) to receive this recognition.
American Stroke Association
Recognition: Gold Performance Achievement Award
How we earned it: According to an on-site review, NeuroLink adheres to a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
What it means: With a stroke, time lost is brain lost. So NeuroLink has a comprehensive system in place for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. This includes being equipped 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide brain imaging scans, neurologists on-call to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate.
How it sets us apart: The Medical Center of Plano is the first hospital in Collin County (and only the third hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex) to earn this award.
American Board of Accreditation of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists
Recognition: Accreditation for our electroencephalographic (EEG) laboratory
How we earned it: We underwent a thorough evaluation of testing standards and a detailed review of lab management, policies and procedures.
What it means: This accreditation means our EEG lab meets strict standards and is a place where patients and physicians receive the highest-quality diagnostic testing.
How it sets us apart: We are only the second neurology lab in Texas to receive this distinguished rating.
American Nurses Association
Recognition: Magnet Recognition, the most elite designation of excellence in nursing services
How we earned it: We volunteered to undergo a rigorous assessment, in which we had to meet 96 different standards concerning our nursing staff, procedures and patient interactions. The program is based on the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators, and seeks to measure nursing indicators and patient outcomes, recognizing the best nursing services and quality patient care.
What it means: Magnet designation is the highest healthcare quality recognition a hospital can receive. It proves that The Medical Center of Plano's culture is centered on improving the patient's life, optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of a doctor's practice at the hospital, and providing for meaningful career enhancement and advancement for employees, especially registered nurses.
How it sets us apart: The Medical Center of Plano is the first hospital in Collin County to achieve this recognition. Of nearly 6,000 hospitals in the United States, we are the 234th in the nation and the 16th in the state to receive this honor. Less than 4 percent of hospitals have earned Magnet Recognition.
Texas Nurses Association
Recognition: Nurse-Friendly™ hospital designation
How we earned it: We underwent a thorough review process, which includes nurse survey confirmation that 12 essential elements of an ideal practice environment exist in the facility.
What it means: This award affirms our commitment to nursing and quality patient care, and that we are dedicated to supporting the standards of an ideal nursing workplace - which evidence-based research correlates to positive patient outcomes.
How it sets us apart: We are the first hospital in Collin County to receive this prestigious designation.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Recognition: Circle of Excellence Award for Value of Certification, awarded to our Critical Care Unit
How we earned it: Our nomination was evaluated by a panel of reviewers and rated on our outcomes in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families.
What it means: "The Medical Center of Plano's Critical Care Unit has demonstrated commitment to nursing excellence and made a difference in the lives of patients and colleagues in the nursing profession, setting an example for all of us to follow," says Mary Fran Tracy, president of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
How it sets us apart: We are the first and only hospital in Collin County to receive this award.