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March 3, 2014

Methodist Hospital Attains Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Methodist Hospital has been recognized with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers as designated by The Joint Commission in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Methodist Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that the program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association and launched in 2003, The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification program is based on the Brain Attack Coalition's "Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers." Certification is available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.

“Methodist Hospital is thoroughly committed to providing our patients the highest quality stroke care centered on current scientific research to ensure continued improvement in treatment,” said Kevin Rochford, Service Executive. “In addition to our The Joint Commission accreditation, the Primary Stroke Center Certification has given us the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide for our patients, and help us improve care overall for our community.”