UW Hospital was named a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission, a health care accreditation organization, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the hospital announced Wednesday.

The certification recognizes the hospital's ability to treat multiple complex stroke cases at the same time, along with other factors such as advanced imaging and stroke research.

UW Hospital was designated a primary stroke center in 2008. St. Mary's Hospital received that designation in 2007 and is pursuing the comprehensive certification, spokesman Steve Van Dinter said. Meriter Hospital was named a primary stroke center in 2009 and is "assessing the value" of applying for the comprehensive certification, spokeswoman Mary Reinke said.

You might also like

(1) comment

submission ruins27tFR
submission ruins27tFR

Dear Public, What you should know, is that many of these "certifications" are what one may call "bought". A hospital "applies", by submitting a supposed map of what they offer or profess to foster. They actually PAY a fee to submit thier SELF-AUTHORED documentation. Such documentation is NOT necessarily rendered and authenticated by patients. This is NOT to say that such certification has not been earned. It IS to say that the merit of such, may be negligable. To Mary Reinke.....first of all I truly hope you and the evils of Meriter follow news stories where you are noted! Meriter has NO business paying for this certification or any other for that matter. Since Jimmy is running Meriter and dedicated employees into the ground. Save EVERY penny! I wonder what Meriter paid for its recent National Recognition for Patient Centered Care, sent out in an e-mail to all of Meriters terrified, harrassed and intimidated employees. That "award " is a joke, a boughten one........Meriter should save it's money.....a drowning ship should pay for proverbial life-boats, NOT for false recognitions!

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. Exchange ideas and opinions on posted articles. Don't promote products or services, impersonate other site users, register multiple accounts, threaten or harass others, post vulgar, abusive, obscene or sexually oriented language. Don't post content that defames or degrades anyone. Don't repost copyrighted material; link to it. In other words, stick to the topic and play nice. Report abuses by clicking the button. Users who break the rules will be banned from commenting. We no longer issue warnings. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.