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(WESTMINSTER, COLO.) St.
Anthony North Health Campus has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of
Approval® for certification as a Primary Stroke Center by demonstrating
compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care
quality and safety in disease-specific care. This advanced certification award
recognizes St. Anthony North Health Campus’ exceptional efforts to foster
better outcomes for stroke care.
Anthony North Health Campus underwent a rigorous on-site review in October
2015. A Joint Commission expert evaluated St. Anthony North for compliance with
stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the
delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
“St. Anthony North
Health Campus has demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to the care
of stroke patients by achieving Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke
Centers,” said Wendi Roberts, RN, MS, TNS, CLNC, executive director, Disease-Specific
Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “We
commend them for being a leader of stroke care for patients. Certified primary
stroke centers consistently set a higher standard of care for stroke patients
in their communities.”
“We are pleased to receive this certification as a Primary Stroke Center,”
said Carole Peet, CEO of St. Anthony North Health Campus. “The certification
represents the efforts of people across our health campus, collaborating to
provide the highest level of care for our patients. When patients come to St.
Anthony North Health Campus, they not only access the highest quality stroke
care in their own community, they access Centura Health’s system of care which
includes St. Anthony Hospital, a Comprehensive Stroke Center.”
Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult
disability in the United States, according to the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke
every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000
people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
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About St. Anthony North Health
The new St.
Anthony North Health Campus opened on March 3, 2015 and
provides primary and specialty care, wellness management, a Birthing Center,
diagnostics, surgery and 92 inpatient rooms to serve the growing north-metro
communities. Continuing a 44-year tradition of serving the north-metro Denver,
St. Anthony North Health Campus is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and
is part of Centura Health, the region’s leading hospital and health care
network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year.
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