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Glen Cove Hospital First In NYS To Receive Parkinson’s Certification

Glen Cove Hospital has received the Joint Commission certification for Parkinson’s disease specific Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, the first rehabilitation facility in New York State to earn the designation.

The Joint Commission is an independent regulatory organization that sets standards for health care programs in the United States through core and advanced disease specific certifications. These certifications are benchmarks for excellence in patient care and surgical outcomes.

“Since opening Glen Cove Hospital’s highly specialized Parkinson’s inpatient rehabilitation program in 2019, we have served the most vulnerable patients who didn’t respond well to medication management and home rehabilitation therapy,” said Lyubov Rubin, MD director, Parkinson’s and motor disorders neuro-rehabilitation program, Glen Cove Hospital. “We are focused on bringing these patients back to wellness and independence, improving their quality of life and supporting their families. Receiving the Joint Commission gold seal of approval reaffirms our care model and elevates it to the highest level of excellence in the field.”The quality measures analyzed by the Joint Commission include demonstrating adherence to clinical performance standards specific to Parkinson’s disease. The certification process required Glen Cove to submit its Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program’s clinical practice guidelines and performance measures. The Joint Commission reviewers also made a lengthy onsite visit to review program standards and processes and observe care delivery.

“Glen Cove Hospital and Northwell Neurology family are proud of this Joint Commission accreditation,” said Souhel Najjar, MD, senior vice president and executive director of neurology at Northwell Health. “This is an important milestone achievement toward addressing the unmet needs for these highly specialized inpatient rehabilitation services for people living with Parkinson’s disease in our community.”

The mission and scope of Glen Cove Hospital’s Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation program is to ensure safe and comprehensive care for all adult patients with Parkinson’s and related disorders and their caregivers. It focuses on restoring function, maximizing independence, improving quality of life, managing symptoms, promoting health and wellness while providing education to patients and caregivers.

“It was an honor to have the Joint Commission come see this innovative and stellar program,” said Kerri Scanlon, RN, FAAN, executive director, Glen Cove Hospital. “It is one of the most miraculous things to witness the improvements made by our Parkinson’s patients and a true gift for our patients, families and our team at Glen Cove Hospital.”

For more information call Glen Cove Hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation services call: 516-674-7692 or visit the hospital website at

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