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

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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 fourth 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.

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