March 12, 2014 — The Joint Commission—the organization that
accredits hospitals nationwide—has certified Marshall Medical Center
as a Primary Stroke Center.
The certification followed intense internal work at MMC to ensure the hospital’s
stroke treatment protocols meet or exceed stringent Joint Commission standards.
Following an extensive onsite survey by the accrediting organization,
Marshall was awarded the noteworthy distinction.
Kathy Krejci, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and lead executive over the Emergency
Department and Trauma Center, said, “This achievement is a great
reflection of the quality stroke care we provide to our patients. With
stroke, time is of critical importance, and our protocols ensure we are
able to treat these patients in a time sensitive manner, using the latest
technology and medicine, to reduce damage from stroke and provide the
best outcomes possible.”
Requirements for certification are numerous and strict. Requirements include
that a hospital must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive, time-sensitive
stroke treatment program, use the most current diagnostic technology and
therapeutic pharmaceutical intervention and have specially trained doctors
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has more than 200 board-certified physicians and 1,500
employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 175,000 residents
of El Dorado County.