UofL Health – Jewish Hospital and UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark.

Jewish Hospital and Mary & Elizabeth Hospital both underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team from The Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“We are very pleased to have earned this approval for two of our hospitals. This clearly documents our dedication to stroke care throughout UofL Health,” said Kerri Remmel, M.D., Ph.D., Director, UofL Health – Stroke.

“Our staff has been working together for months in preparation of this visit and with COVID-19 many of these preparations and meetings had to be carried out virtually and with new approaches,” said Jason Stiles, executive director of UofL Health – Stroke. “It is a testament of our staff’s desire to deliver expert stroke care to our patients no matter what that we have been awarded this certification at both hospitals.”

In addition to Jewish Hospital and Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, UofL Health also has a Comprehensive Stroke Center at UofL Hospital.