Stroke Center Accreditation by Joint Commission
Delnor Hospital has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval as a Primary Stroke Center. We're proud of what this accomplishment means for the community. Primary stroke centers are held to the Joint Commission's highest standards for quality, safety and medical treatment. Achieving the certification is official recognition that the hospital follows national guidelines from the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association that significantly improve patient outcomes.
The certification recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster the best care for stroke patients. In order for Delnor to achieve this distinction, the hopsital's stroke program had to demonstrate compliance in the areas of evaluation of standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measurement activities. This is accomplished through an on-site certification review by experts in stroke care from 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 ever 45 second 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.