Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital recently received the Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The designation recognizes the hospital’s extraordinary efforts in providing stroke services in a comprehensive manner.
“This recognition highlights our ongoing commitment to caring for stroke patients from the moment they enter the hospital through rehabilitation,” says Cindy Hudgens, RN, BSN, cardiovascular and stroke program coordinator at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “Our patients can be assured that we are using the most advanced equipment and latest therapies and treatments to help them achieve long-term success and improve outcomes.”
Primary Stroke Center certification is awarded by The Joint Commission based on the effective delivery of quality care to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. Cy-Fair first received recognition as a Primary Stroke Center in 2008, and according to The Joint Commission’s guidelines for the program, will undergo a site survey every two years to evaluate the hospital’s stroke care. Hospitals must comply with national standards as well as demonstrate a systematic approach to care delivery and a commitment to performance improvement through ongoing data collection and analysis. The certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association and is based on the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers.”
In addition to being designated as a Primary Stroke Center, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital also received a five-star ranking for clinical excellence in the treatment of stroke in the Eleventh Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, as well as the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Silver Plus Achievement Award for delivering quality care for stroke. For more information about stroke services at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, visit www.cyfairhospital.com or call 800-681-2733.