June 29, 2020
Memorial Health has earned certification from DNV GL - Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. Memorial Health is the only hospital in Savannah and southeast Georgia to earn this designation.
"With stroke care, you must have appropriate clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act organizationally with extreme efficiency because of the time-critical nature of these events," says Dr. Joel Greenberg, medical director for Memorial Health's stroke program. "This certification from DNV GL validates all the effort we have put into this program and to ensuring the health and safety of our patients."
The DNV GL - Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care - diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education - and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.
"Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence," says Patrick Horine, CEO of DNV GL - Healthcare. "And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level."
Comprehensive Stroke Centers typically have the resources to treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines which facility a patient should be taken to for the most appropriate care.