Northwest Health – Porter awarded Advanced Certification from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Center

Northwest Health – Porter awarded Advanced Certification from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Center

Porter has once again earned The Joint Commission’s advanced certification for its Primary Stroke Center by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review and was awarded this accreditation on June 10, 2022. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with the Primary Stroke Center standards spanning several areas including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating quality care.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Northwest Health – Porter for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

About Northwest Health
Northwest Health is a comprehensive healthcare system committed to providing communities in Northwest Indiana with high-quality, accessible healthcare—from highly specialized care and surgical services to more routine primary care. The system of more than 60 access points includes three hospitals, five emergency departments, urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers, an ambulance service, and physician offices. Northwest Health – Porter is owned, in part, by physicians. A team of more than 3,000 employees work together with the more than 700 physicians on its medical staffs. For more information, visit