The Joint Commission has recently recertified Stanford Health Care as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, according to an announcement.

This means that Stanford Health Care has the specific ability receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.

“This advanced recertification demonstrates the tremendous commitment and expertise of Stanford Health Care caregivers to ensuring that our stroke patients receive the best possible care and treatment,” says Gregory W. Albers, MD, director of the Stanford Stroke Center, in a media release.

“We are very proud that our efforts to continuously advance care using a coordinated approach has led to national recognition of our success in caring for highly complex stroke patients,” he adds.

In receiving the recertification, the Joint Commission surveyors noted that the hospital met or exceeded all required standards, including advanced imaging and treatment capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, participation in research, and staff and physicians who have the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients, per the release.

[Source(s): Stanford Health Care, Business Wire]