Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) announces the availability of its new Thrombectomy Stroke Certification Program, designed for hospitals that have the capacity to perform mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke patients.

This marks the fourth in a series of HFAP stroke certification options. Others include Stroke Ready, Primary Stroke, and Comprehensive Stroke programs.

“HFAP stroke certification programs call on stroke centers of varying capacities to demonstrate the highest quality of care and ongoing improvement initiatives to optimize patient safety and outcomes,” says Meg Gravesmill, CEO of HFAP, in a media release.

“The addition of the Thrombectomy Stroke Certification will enable more hospitals to showcase their capabilities to treat certain stroke patient populations, creating more high-quality options for patients.”

The Thrombectomy Stroke Certification is designed for hospitals that may not have the neurosurgical capacity of a Comprehensive Stroke Center but are able to perform mechanical thrombectomies and monitor outcomes. The certification standards also include performance measures that reflect assessments of endovascular reperfusion therapy procedures.

Hospitals seeking Thrombectomy Stroke Certification through HFAP must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold current Medicare certification (through a deemed status accreditation organization or through the state)
  • Comply with all HFAP Thrombectomy Stroke Certification standards
  • Provide a minimum of 1 month of stroke data with initial application and maintain monthly data thereafter

For more information on the HFAP Thrombectomy Stroke Certification program, visit HFAP.

[Source: Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program]