Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge Receives New Certification from The Joint Commission 

ROCKLEDGE, FL (December 12, 2013) – Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge has been awarded "Disease-Specific Care Certification" from the Joint Commission for its Advanced Primary Stroke Center. 

"We feel honored to have been awarded with this certification," says Pamela Carroll, Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge’s Chief Nursing Executive. "We worked very hard to achieve this certification, as it is one of the more difficult certifications to be granted." 

According to the Joint Commission, the benefits of this certification include: 

  • Improvement in the quality of patient care by reducing variation in clinical processes 
  • Provides a framework for program structure and management 
  • Provides an objective assessment of clinical excellence 
  • Creates a loyal,cohesive clinical team 
  • Promotes a culture of excellence across the organization 

"We are continually working on improving our processes to obtain the highest certifications out there. Our team never stands still and is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to help us provide the most excellent patient care, said Tim Cerullo, Wuesthoff Health System’s CEO. "We know our community expects and deserves the very best from us, that is why we are always doing everything in our power to raise the bar." 

For more information regarding the Joint Commission and its certifications, visit www.JointCommission.org.

About Wuesthoff Health System 

The Mission of Wuesthoff Health System: Everyone doing everything to pursue the perfect patient experience. Wuesthoff Health System includes Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge and Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne, both full acute care hospitals and Wuesthoff Health Services, a network of affiliates providing hospice, home-care, home medical equipment, skilled nursing care and assisted living services.