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Fatima Reaccredited as Primary Stroke Center by Joint Commission

On November 3, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital underwent a successful Joint Commission survey of its Advanced Primary Stroke Center program. The Joint Commission surveyor reviewed Fatima Hospital’s compliance with the Advanced Primary Stroke Centers standards and requirements. Fatima first received this stroke designation in 2012. The stroke program requirements were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Applicants for advanced certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations.

The surveyor commented to the Fatima team: “Your processes are extremely tight. I was very impressed with the staff I had the opportunity to interact with today.”