Southern California-based Mission Hospital announces it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

The certification is awarded for a 2-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.

To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including those related to advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, and to provide staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.

Mission Hospital is a 523-bed acute care regional medical center located in Mission Viejo, Calif.

“The greater south Orange County community relies on Mission Hospital to provide around-the-clock care to loved ones,” says Tarek Salaway, chief executive of Mission Hospital, in a media release. “The Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers recognizes Mission Hospital’s commitment to offering outstanding and high-value clinical care to patients with a variety of complex neurological conditions, for improved outcomes.”

[Source(s): Mission Hospital, Business Wire]