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The Mount Sinai Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification as Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
Date:7/12/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013

The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first medical center in New York State to be recognized by The Joint Commission with Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. Mount Sinai joins an elite group of providers around the country who meet The Joint Commission’s standards for complex stroke care. Comprehensive Stroke Centers are recognized as leaders in the medical community and are influential in setting the national agenda in highly-specialized stroke care.

The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes those hospitals that have the state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to treat patients with the most complex strokes. In June 2013, Joint Commission experts reviewed Mount Sinai’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.

"By achieving this advanced certification, Mount Sinai has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of its patients with a complex stroke condition,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, President, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and The Joint Commission commends Mount Sinai for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate the standard of its care for the community it serves.”

The Mount Sinai Stroke Center is one of the first multidisciplinary stroke centers of its kind. Under the leadership of Stanley Tuhrim, MD, Professor and Clinical Vice Chair of Neurology, the Center has assembled an outstanding team of experts who specialize in innovative research-based and clinical approaches to evaluating, treating and rehabilitating patients with cerebrovascular diseases. Mount Sinai has pioneered major advances in medica
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