Friday, April 22, 2011
Source: OSF Website
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center's Neurology department has been recognized nationally for its excellence in stroke treatment and care by earning two important stroke achievement awards.
In 2011, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center achieved Gold Plus status for the second consecutive year, which is the highest possible American Stroke Association's "Get With The Guidelines" rating. The award specifically recognizes OSF St. Joseph for its use of evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients. The award ensures stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
In 2007, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. This means OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is a certified stroke center, a rare distinction for hospitals providing neuroscience care.