Crouse Health Receives Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

Crouse Health has received certification from DNV GL – Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of regional experience for the treatment of serious stroke events. DNV GL Healthcare is one of the leading accrediting agencies in the U.S.

The DNV GL – Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center certification is based on quality standards established by the federal Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the recipient hospital addresses the full spectrum of stroke care — diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education, while establishing clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

With this latest designation, Crouse becomes one of just 10 hospitals in New York State to have earned Comprehensive Stroke Center certification.

“Not only is this great news for Crouse, it is also great news for our patients and the community,” says Crouse Health CEO Kimberly Boynton. “This designation is a reflection of Crouse’s clinical excellence in meeting the most rigorous quality and process standards in treating stroke, and demonstrates the expertise and commitment of our physicians, nurses, interventional technicians and the entire clinical team,” adds Boynton.

Crouse has been a New York State-designated Primary Stroke Center since 2007. Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest, best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication.

Crouse is the only hospital in the region equipped with two hybrid operating room suites, allowing the stroke team to provide the most advanced endovascular stroke rescue capabilities.

“With stroke care, you must have the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act
organizationally with extreme efficiency because of the time-critical nature of these events,”
says Tarakad Ramachandran, MD, medical director of Crouse’s stroke program. “Official certification from DNV GL validates all the effort we have put into this program to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”

“Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” says Patrick Horine, CEO of DNV
GL – Healthcare. “And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at
the highest level.”