May 13, 2019
Savannah, GA — Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC) has earned designation as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV GL — Healthcare, affirming the hospital's readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems.
"The Primary Stroke Center certification demonstrates our ability to provide excellent care for stroke patients," said Dr. Joel Greenberg, medical director for Memorial's stroke program. "We have the right team, equipment and training to quickly assess and treat strokes. Achieving this certification validates our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our patients."
The DNV GL — Healthcare Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on standards se by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that MHUMC provides the full spectrum of stroke care — diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education — and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. The certification process included a review of patient outcomes and required processes, an assessment of the care and services provided, an evaluation of patient care areas, including inpatient units, ER and ancillary services, and a documentation review to validate findings. MHUMC's certification is valid for three years.
Memorial's stroke program has also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for seven years in a row, which recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.