Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Joins Mount Carmel East and Mount Carmel West as a Primary Stroke Center
Mount Carmel St. Ann’s has received certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission. The certification recognizes centers that follow the best practices for stroke care.
With this certification, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s joins Mount Carmel East and Mount Carmel West as a designated Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.
Certification reviews are conducted on-site by reviewers with expertise in stroke care. The certification decision is based on the evaluation of standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measurement activities.
The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification Program launched in December 2003 and was developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Currently, there are more than 925 certified primary stroke centers in 48 states. Certification is available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. For more information, visit www.jointcommission.org.