Awards & Accolades
At WakeMed, quality is our utmost priority, with each hospital and facility in our system working to meet certain goals that will ensure our patients receive the best care possible. Learn more about our
commitment to quality here. The certifications, achievements and recognitions held by WakeMed's Stroke Program are a direct reflection of this commitment.
WakeMed is a Joint Commission Accredited Healthcare ProviderWakeMed is proud to be Joint Commission accredited healthcare provider. The Joint Commission is a healthcare accrediting agency with strict rules and regulations participating organizations must follow to ensure they are providing the best healthcare in safe facilities following best practices.
Joint Commission standards dictate security requirements, size of doorways, surgical process and procedures, physician documentation and much, much more. Comprehensive surveys are conducted every three years.
Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital, North Healthplex, Apex Healthplex, Brier Creek Healthplex, Garner Healthplex and all WakeMed outpatient facilities are all Joint Commission accredited.
Joint Commission™ Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke CareThe WakeMed Stroke Program holds the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care from The Joint Commission, "an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards." Both WakeMed Raleigh Campus and Cary Hospital are certified stroke centers.
CARF AccreditationWakeMed is also accredited by the Commission of Accreditation on Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF accreditation focuses on quality and results. The independent, non-profit organization is committed to "advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers."
WakeMed programs that have earned CARF accreditation include:
Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehab
Brain Injury Specialty Programs
Spinal Cord System of Care
Stroke Specialty Program
American Stroke Association - Excellence in Stroke Care 2013Being honored for excellence in patient care is the best recognition a hospital can receive. In 2013, the WakeMed Stroke Program once again received recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association through their coveted Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) awards. These awards recognize hospitals nationwide for their success in using GWTG to enhance quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients.
WakeMed earned the Silver Plus Performance Achievement for Stroke on the Raleigh Campus and the Gold Plus Performance Achievement for Stroke at Cary Hospital. Additionally, the Raleigh Campus earned the Target: Stroke Honor Roll recognition which is related to administration of tPA within the first three hours after the onset of stroke symptoms, shown to significantly reverse the effects of stroke and reduce permanent disability.