Published on December 11, 2012 at 7:03 AM
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association plans to honor Cedars-Sinai and the other early recipients in an ad in Modern Healthcare magazine and its annual By the Numbers supplement, which provides industry performance data for health care executives.
"Caring for stroke patients - especially those with the most complex cases - takes an extraordinary level of teamwork and dedication that is displayed day in and day out at Cedars-Sinai," Lyden said. "Achieving this certification reflects the investments Cedars-Sinai has made in the equipment, facilities and expertise that exist from the Emergency Department to the neurosurgical suites to our state-of-the-art Neuroscience Critical Care Unit and beyond."
Cedars-Sinai's Comprehensive Stroke Center certification took effect Nov. 16, according to The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Its standards for this achievement are based on two Brain Attack Coalition articles in the journal Stroke, "Recommendations for Comprehensive Stroke Centers" and "Metrics for Measuring Quality of Care in Comprehensive Stroke Centers," and recommendations from a multidisciplinary advisory panel of complex stroke care experts.