Greater Regional Health announces that it has received certification from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNV) as a Primary Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems. DNV Healthcare is a world-leading certification body with objectives to safeguard life, property and the environment. They are committed to supporting the development and continual improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety in healthcare organizations.
“This certification let’s our community know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” says Brittni Schmidt, BSN, RN, Stroke Coordinator in the ER. “It’s a combination of the right equipment, personnel and training to quickly assess and treat strokes. This includes the ability to efficiently transfer patients in the rare instances they require treatment beyond our capabilities. Achieving certification validates all the effort we have put into this program and to ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”
The DNV Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that Greater Regional Health addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.