Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
SUGAR LAND (January29,
Hermann Sugar Land Hospital 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 Primary Stroke Centers.
proud to achieve the distinction of becoming a Primary Stroke Center,” said
Greg Haralson, CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann
Southwest Hospital. “This certification
recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our
hospital earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an
on-site review in November. Joint
Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and
requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year more than 700,000
people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation’s fourth leading
cause of death. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and
someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of serious,
long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke
survivors alive today.
Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the
recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack
Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s statements/guidelines for
stroke care. The Joint Commission launched the program—the nation’s first—in
2003. A list of programs certified by the Joint Commission is available at www.jointcommission.org.
information on Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, visit www.memorialhermann.org.