When a stroke occurs, time is critical.
The best outcomes for stroke patients happen at hospitals set up to provide the fastest treatment possible for stroke intervention and also meets the highest standards for stroke care. Seton Family of Hospitals, in partnership with Seton Brain & Spine Institute, has earned Primary Stroke Center designation with Gold Seal Approval from The Joint Commission at four medical centers in Central Texas.
What does Primary Stroke Center designation mean to the community?
The Joint Commission – an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs across the nation – recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services provided include the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.
Primary Stroke Center designation is the best signal to our community that the quality care we provide is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. The Joint Commission's certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association. It is based on the Brain Attack Coalition's "Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers."