North Fulton Hospital was recertified again as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations after undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care.
The hospital has consistently earned recertification since initially receiving The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ as a Primary Stroke Center in 2005.
“We’re proud to achieve this distinction, once again, and proud of the many staff and physicians who deliver the highest quality of care to our stoke patients,” said Debbie Keel, CEO of North Fulton Hospital.
By achieving certification as a Primary Stroke Center, North Fulton Hospital has demonstrated that it has the ability to provide effective, timely care to stroke victims and can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
Each year about 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation’s fourth leading