• By Jim McVeigh

Mayo Clinic in Arizona receives comprehensive stroke center certification

May 24, 2022
Mayo Clinic Arizona campus

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix announces that it has received certification from DNV as a comprehensive stroke center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.

The DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

"Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence," says Patrick Horine, president of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. "And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level."

Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in each geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines which facility a patient should be taken for the most appropriate, reimbursable care.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s stroke center includes a multidisciplinary team of physicians from emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, critical care and radiology, as well as nursing and rehabilitation services, pharmacy and social work. The center offers clinical trials providing the latest therapies for acute stroke, carotid artery disease, cerebral aneurysms and other complex cerebrovascular diseases. Additionally, the center engages in research looking at the underlying causes and genetic factors surrounding these conditions.

"A stroke can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time, and time means brain lost," says Kara Sands, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist. "At Mayo Clinic in Arizona, the needs of the stroke patient come first, and being recognized as a comprehensive stroke center by DNV is a testament to the fact that we provide the fastest and most appropriate care to stroke patients. I am so proud of all our stroke team members who work tirelessly day and night, weekday and weekend, on holidays, 24/7/365 to make sure our stroke patients get what they need in a timely fashion.”

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Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably.

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