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  • May 11, 2016 - SSH – Canton Earns Pulmonary Center of Excellence Designation

    Select Specialty Hospital (SSH) – Canton recently received the Pulmonary Center of Excellence (PCOE) designation from their parent company, Select Medical. This award is exclusive to facilities in the Select Medical family of hospitals.

    “Here at Select, we feel a very real responsibility to provide the best possible care for our patients,” said Dr. Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, CPE, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer for Select Medical. “We already maintain very high standards for ourselves, often well above national benchmarks. However, this designation means a hospital has met even more rigorous protocols to take it to the next level of care.”

    The designation certifies that a hospital provides the absolute very latest protocols and best practices in the nation for mechanical ventilation and care. Beginning in 2015, many within Select Medical’s network of more than specialty sites began the rigorous process of applying for this designation.

    “Our goal is simple – maximize a patient’s level of function while decreasing or eliminating the need for mechanical ventilation,” said Gloria Skinner, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Select Medical. “Our hospitals already do this well, but the new designation means a hospital has gone above and beyond to truly maximize the highest discharge-to-home rate possible. This should return even more patients to a high-quality, productive life.”

    Hospitals that demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of ventilator weaning and patient mobility, along with establish medication protocols and effective strategies for minimizing ventilator associated pneumonia receive the PCOE designation. SSH-Canton’s pulmonary team is comprised of pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, dieticians and other specialists, all trained in caring for the acute pulmonary patient.

     

    April 20, 2016 - SSH - Canton Receives Hospital of Excellence Award
    During the 18th Annual CEO and Medical Director Conference for the long-term-acute care hospital (LTACH) division of Select Medical, Select Sepcialty Hospital - Canton was awarded the Chairman’s Hospital of Excellence Award. This award is given to the hospital showing excellence in clinical competence and outcomes, demonstrating the Select Medical core values, providing exceptional patient care, maintaining superior quality metrics and achieving all business objectives and benchmarks.
    September 10, 2013 - Select Specialty Hospital Canton Receives AARC Distinction for Respiratory Care
    SSH Canton has been recognized by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC).  To earn the AARC distinction, SSH Canton had to demonstrate and ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing respiratory care services.  Out of 5,000 U.S. Hospitals, only 700 (approximately 15 percent of the hospitals) have received this distinction.  AARC states that "hospitals that meet the Quality Respiratory Care Program requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines, and should be commended for their commitment to quality care."  Our Respiratory Therapists are specially trained healthcare professionals who work under physician's orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services for individuals with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS, and other lung-related conditions.