Northside Hospital-Forsyth Named an Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Posted on: Monday, May 06, 2013


After undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Northside Hospital-Forsyth has, once again, been awarded a full two-year Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission (TJC).

“We are honored that our Stroke Care Program has achieved this distinction from The Joint Commission,” said Skip Putnam, CEO of Northside Hospital-Forsyth.  “It celebrates the hard work of our staff and recognizes our commitment to excellence and to providing the best possible care to our patients and our community.”

According to the American Stroke Association, about 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke each year.  It is the nation’s fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.  On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.

The Northside Hospital Stroke Care Program provides comprehensive care for stroke patients and those at risk, including screening, education, early diagnosis, access to a wide array of state-of-the-art treatment resources and monthly support groups.  Certification by TJC is a voluntary process and this achievement demonstrates that Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Read more about Northside Hospital’s Stroke Care Program.

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