HealthSouth Drake Awarded Two Certifications from the Joint Commission


Cincinnati, Ohio – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Drake has earned certification for Disease-Specific Care in two key programs: stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ was awarded to the hospital for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.

“In achieving Joint Commission certification, HealthSouth Drake has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with traumatic brain injury,” says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend them for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

To earn these certifications, the two rehabilitation programs underwent an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers. The programs were evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of the programs’ processes, the programs’ ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff.

“Our focus is to serve the needs of the Cincinnati community,” said Brad Kennedy, CEO of HealthSouth Drake. “Each day, our staff works to provide a differentiated level of care and offer services that get patients back on their feet and functioning in their communities. We are thrilled to receive this certification from The Joint Commission.”

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. For more information on The Joint Commission and its certification programs, visit

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Drake
HealthSouth Drake is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the tri-state area, the hospital is located at 151 West Galbraith Road and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at

Source: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Drake

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