Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital Earns Prestigious CARF Accreditation For Stroke Specialty Program

I couldn't find any stroke standards at the CARF website - http://www.carf.org/home/
so with nothing public, this is completely f*cking worthless.
You'll' want to know results so Call that hospital president(


Scott Guevin - Chief Executive Officer

general number  (717) 832-2600  and demand to know what the RESULTS are; tPA efficacy, 30 day deaths, 100% recovery.

Big f*cking whoopee.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/penn-state-hershey-rehabilitation-hospital-earns-prestigious-carf-accreditation-for-stroke-specialty-program-300418370.html
News provided by
Select Medical Holdings Corporation
Mar 06, 2017, 10:00 ET

HERSHEY, Pa., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture partnership between Select Medical and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, today announced that it received CARF International accreditation for a period of three years for its stroke specialty program. The prestigious accreditation marks a provider's commitment to continually enhance the quality of services(not results) and programs with a focus on patient satisfaction and outcomes. In addition to the stroke specialty program, the hospital holds two previously awarded CARF accreditations for Adult Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation.   
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities' Three-Year Accreditation for the stroke specialty program represents the highest level of accreditation that a rehabilitation hospital can receive. The honor is earned based on a rigorous peer review process involving an interdisciplinary team of surveyors that conduct a series of on-site visits to evaluate a hospital's commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
"CARF accreditation validates that we are exceeding industry standards while fulfilling our mission to deliver an exceptional patient experience," said Scott Guevin, chief executive officer at Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital.  "Our dedicated team strives to achieve excellence every day as we serve the rehabilitation needs of adults, adolescents and children in their journey of healing and recovery. We are incredibly proud to add the stroke specialty program to our esteemed CARF accreditations at Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital." 
Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital is a 76-bed facility that provides rehabilitation services for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputee, wound care, and orthopedics, as well as pediatric and general outpatient rehabilitation. 
"Recognition by CARF is the gold standard in rehabilitation," said Dr. Raymond Reichwein, stroke program director and co-director of the Penn State Stroke Center.  "It is a clear signal to our physicians who refer patients to this next level of care, as well as the patients themselves, that Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital provides superior quality and outcomes." (NO it doesn't say anything about outcomes, stop puffing up your abilities)
About CARFCARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.
About Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterFounded in 1963 through a gift from The Milton S. Hershey Foundation, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a leading university health center located in Hershey, Pa. The 548-bed Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a provider of high-level, patient-focused medical care. As a Magnet designated hospital since 2007, Hershey Medical Center employs caregivers who are dedicated to excellence and achieving superior patient and community outcomes. The Hershey Medical Center campus includes Penn State College of Medicine (Penn State's medical school), Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Children's Hospital—the region's only children's hospital.
About Select Medical Holdings CorporationSelect Medical began operations in 1997 and has grown to be one of the largest operators of specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers in the United States based on the number of facilities.  As of December 31, 2016, Select Medical operated 103 long term acute care hospitals and 20 acute medical rehabilitation hospitals in 27 states and 1,611 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Select Medical's joint venture subsidiary Concentra operated 300 centers in 38 states.  Concentra also provides contract services at employer worksites and Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics.  At December 31, 2016, Select Medical had operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia.  Information about Select Medical is available at: www.selectmedical.com.
Media Contact:Krista Merkel
Select Medical
717-884-7299
KMerkel@selectmedical.com

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