Beaumont Hospital Stroke Center Certified: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has earned advanced certification of its stroke center and is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The hospital earned this distinction after The Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in October 2012. Beaumont is the first hospital in Southeast Michigan to receive comprehensive stroke certification. Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. Joint Commission experts reviewed Beaumont’s compliance with the Comprehensive Stroke Center standards and requirements including advanced imaging capabilities; 24/7 availability of specialized treatments; and staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients. Each year about 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation’s fourth leading cause of death. On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds and a person dies of a stroke every four minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 7 million stroke survivors alive today. The Joint Commission’s certification is based on the recommendations for comprehensive stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s guidelines for stroke care. A list of programs certified by the Joint Commission is available at http://www.jointcommission.org/. All three Beaumont hospitals are Joint Commission certified in stroke with primary distinction, which recognizes them as leaders in providing the most collaborative and comprehensive care in the treatment of acute onset of stroke.
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