Stroke program continues to receive nationwide recognition

May 14,2012

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center recently earned Primary Stroke Center certification from DNV, a hospital accreditation organization with some of the toughest standards in health care.

The certification means the Good Sam stroke response staff are following the best methods to fast-track patients suspected of stroke, so that doctors can begin brain-saving treatments immediately.

“We are proud of the certification, but mostly we are proud of what it means for patients,” said Good Sam CEO Steve Jasperson. “It means we can save more lives, and improve the quality of patient’s lives. That is why we’re here.”

Research has shown that stroke patients treated at Primary Stroke Centers experience better outcomes. This is the result of using scientifically proven, evidence-based methods to guide the treatment of stroke patients.

This latest honor comes on the heels of two additional awards from the American Stroke Association which recognized the program’s success in providing timely, excellent care for stroke patients.

For more information about the stroke program, call (541) 768-6737.