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

l therapies for treating and preventing stroke, surgical techniques for stroke prevention and innovative interventional neuroradiologic procedures for stroke patients, with the goal of significantly improving the chances that a patient can prevent, or recover optimally, from a stroke. Mount Sinai is also focused on stroke prevention in the community it serves.

“Mount Sinai has been steadfastly committed to educating our community about stroke risk, signs and symptoms,” said Dr. Tuhrim. “However, despite these accomplishments, there is still much work to be done to reduce the burden of stroke in our community. The Mount Sinai Stroke Center is actively involved in community outreach activities and in potentially groundbreaking research to optimize chronic disease self-management skills in stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) survivors. We are honored that the Joint Commission has recognized us for our dedication to research and the care of our patients.”

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification was developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and derived from the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for Comprehensive Stroke Centers,” (Stroke, 2005), and “Metrics for Measuring Quality of Care in Comprehensive Stroke Centers,” (Stroke, 2011), and on recommendations from a multidisciplinary advisory panel of experts in complex stroke care.

“Mount Sinai is deeply invested in providing the best quality care for our stroke patients with state-of-the-art technologies and renowned clinical staff,” said David Reich, MD, Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. “Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification has given us the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide for our patients.”

For more information on The Joint Commission and American Heart Association’s Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center visit

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