The Stroke Center at Gundersen Health System is committed to providing quality stroke care. Its commitment to follow national standards and guidelines to improve the outcomes for stroke patients have earned the Stroke Center several achievements.
The Stroke Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. This achievement affirms the benefits of our team approach that puts the people and processes in place to provide the correct treatment in the quickest time.
Departments recognized for their contributions include the Neuroscience Center (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Speech), Trauma & Emergency Center, Intensive Care Unit, Imaging, Laboratory, General and Vascular Surgery, Vascular Institute, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine Hospitalists, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, the hospital’s designated stroke unit and Quality and Performance Improvement.
The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s statements/guidelines for stroke care.
The Stroke Center also received the following honors:
- The Gold Plus Performance award for four years in a row. This award is presented by the American Stroke Association, recognizing performance achievement in the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement program.
- HealthGrades®, one of the leading healthcare ratings organizations in the country, analyzed the nation’s nearly 5,000 non-federal hospitals for their American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation. Gundersen is:
- Among the top 10 in Wisconsin for Neurosciences and Treatment of Stroke
- Five-star rated for Treatment of Stroke