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Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton and Methodist Richardson Medical Centers Designated Advanced Primary Stroke Centers by American Stroke Association

February 26, 2011

Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center recently received Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Centers

Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011

Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center recently received Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Centers following on-site certification reviews from the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to improve outcomes for stroke patients. This designation signifies that Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton and Methodist Richardson have met the standards which recognize these hospitals are optimally prepared to provide the highest level of quality care to stroke patients.

“My congratulations to everyone at the Methodist Dallas campus for dedication to patient care, quality service, and a sense of ownership for the performance of our hospital which earned this recognition as an outstanding health care provider and this certification of distinction,” says Michael A. Mayo, president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Methodist Charlton President Jonathan Davis thanked the Methodist Charlton staff for all their dedication and teamwork to improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care for the community. “I am truly proud and honored to work with so many talented individuals,” he says.

“We are proud to offer advanced stroke care to the greater Richardson community,” says Methodist Richardson President Kenneth Hutchenrider, Jr. “This advanced certification confirms the high level of care we offer to our patients every day.”

Certification is based on the evaluation of standards, performance measurement activities and clinical practical guidelines. Criteria for Advanced Certification include:

  • Using a standardized method of delivering care based on the Brain Attack Coalition recommendations for establishment of primary stroke centers
  • Supporting a patient’s self-management activities
  • Tailoring treatment and intervention to individual needs
  • Promoting the flow of patient information across settings and providers, while protecting patient rights, security and privacy
  • Analyzing and using standardized performance measure data to continually improve treatment plans
  • Demonstrating the application of and compliance with the clinical practice guidelines published by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.

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