Stroke Centers at Methodist Hospitals Awarded Certification

Published On 12/16/2010

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Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Methodist North Hospital have each earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Methodist North Hospital have each earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. To receive this distinction, hospitals have to successfully completed a rigorous on-site review from The Joint Commission.

“Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Methodist North Hospital have both demonstrated that their stroke care programs follow national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients,” said Jean E. Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission.

Each year about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation’s third leading cause of death. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1 minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Methodist University Hospital and Methodist South Hospital have also earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers.