Methodist Hospital, the largest provider of stroke care in South Texas, has earned Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, USA, Inc., one of the leading accrediting agencies in the United States. Facilities certified as Comprehensive Stroke Centers offer the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area.
“We are proud of our team at Methodist Hospital for earning this certification,” said Gay Nord, hospital CEO. “We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our stroke patients. Earning this certification means that we are meeting the highest standards of care.”
The certification requires an annual survey and continual compliance by the organization with the DNVHC Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification process. The certification incorporates elements from the hospital accreditation standards of the National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) as well as requirements from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition and Recommendations of the American Stroke Association. The emphasis these programs place on deploying a disciplined management system, combined with the relevant clinical best practices, sets DNV GL stroke certifications apart from other programs.
DNV Healthcare is the only hospital accreditation program approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
This distinction comes just a few short months after Methodist Hospital received both the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite and the Mission Lifeline® Gold Award Receiving Quality Achievement Award, signifying the hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke and heart attack patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
About Methodist Hospital
Methodist Hospital, chartered in 1955, is the pioneer facility of the now world renowned South Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital has grown to be the flagship facility of the Methodist Healthcare System, San Antonio’s largest and most preferred health care provider. Methodist Hospital maintains this excellent reputation with a commitment to the hospital’s value statement that defines quality as meeting the customers’ needs by exceeding their expectations.
Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, boasting San Antonio’s only heart transplant program, oncology, emergency medicine, bone and marrow stem cell transplants, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center.
As part of the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Methodist Hospital has achieved many awards for clinical excellence and quality outcomes as well innovation and people’s choice awards. Receiving the Texas Award for Performance Excellence in 2014 is a testament to the hospital, as part of Methodist Healthcare, being selected as the most preferred and trusted health care system each and every year. Already the largest healthcare provider in San Antonio, Methodist Hospital is undergoing a major expansion that will double the size of the campus, to be completed in early 2017.