primary stroke center

(WESTMINSTER, COLO.) St. Anthony North Health Campus has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commissions national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. This advanced certification award recognizes St. Anthony North Health Campus exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

St. Anthony North Health Campus underwent a rigorous on-site review in October 2015. A Joint Commission expert evaluated St. Anthony North for compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

St. Anthony North Health Campus has demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to the care of stroke patients by achieving Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, said Wendi Roberts, RN, MS, TNS, CLNC, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. We commend them for being a leader of stroke care for patients. Certified primary stroke centers consistently set a higher standard of care for stroke patients in their communities.

We are pleased to receive this certification as a Primary Stroke Center, said Carole Peet, CEO of St. Anthony North Health Campus. The certification represents the efforts of people across our health campus, collaborating to provide the highest level of care for our patients. When patients come to St. Anthony North Health Campus, they not only access the highest quality stroke care in their own community, they access Centura Healths system of care which includes St. Anthony Hospital, a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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About St. Anthony North Health Campus

The new St. Anthony North Health Campus opened on March 3, 2015 and provides primary and specialty care, wellness management, a Birthing Center, diagnostics, surgery and 92 inpatient rooms to serve the growing north-metro communities. Continuing a 44-year tradition of serving the north-metro Denver, St. Anthony North Health Campus is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and is part of Centura Health, the regions leading hospital and health care network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year.