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McLaren Macomb awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission

Published on Monday, July 24, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—McLaren Macomb has earned the Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States, symbolizing quality and commitment performance standards.The Joint Commission seal

The certification is in recognition of McLaren Macomb Neurosciences Institute’s dedication to providing quality care and achieving positive outcomes. Effective May 10, 2017, the certification was awarded for a two-year period.

The achievement was earned after rigorous onsite evaluation by reviewers with stroke expertise, ensuring the program met The Joint Commission’s standards for stroke-related care, which include program management, delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

“This certification is further validation of the exceptional care all stroke patients and their loved ones can expect to receive at our facility,” said Dr. Aniel Majjhoo, interventional neurologist and medical director of the McLaren Macomb Neurosciences Institute. “Our team dedicated themselves to becoming the leaders in stroke care in our community and were rewarded with this accomplishment. They should all be very proud.”

Certification is available only to acute-care hospitals already accredited by The Joint Commission.

“We have a very committed, hard-working team and The Joint Commission certification is a symbol of their dedication and professionalism,” said Tom Brisse, president and CEO of McLaren Macomb. “To have our program and exceptional clinical care endorsed by a reputable national organization is a great honor shared by our entire team.”

The fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. On average, there is one stroke every 40 seconds. McLaren Macomb, part of the McLaren Stroke Network, provides 24/7 initial evaluations by the interventional neurologists for all suspected-stroke patients.

To learn more about the stroke program at McLaren Macomb, visit mclaren.org/macombstroke.

About McLaren Macomb
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or visit our blog at mclaren.org/macombblog.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.