Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (SSRRH) announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.
Joint Commission experts evaluated the hospital’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement prior to granting this certification.
“Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend SSRRH for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community.”
“We congratulate SSRRH for achieving this designation,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines SSRRH has clearly made it a priority to deliver high quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”
“We are pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said Robin Allen, chief nurse executive, SSRRH. “The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”
Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital’s stroke program includes a highly skilled team of onsite emergency medicine physicians, hospitalists, tele-stroke consults with California Pacific Medical Center neurologists, a stroke committee and grand rounds.
Following diagnosis of a stroke, patients have access to a full spectrum of stroke care services at SSRRH, including use of “clot-busting” medications, interventional radiology, neurosurgery, acute and outpatient rehabilitation, Home Care, and support groups.
Stroke is the number four 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.