Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification. The certification recognizes Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Achievement of certification signifies that the care provided encompasses the critical elements to achieve long term success in improving outcomes. It is the best indicator to the community that the quality of care provided by a hospital is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients with the best possible outcomes.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Certification addresses the important element of time,” said Amitabh Shukla, M.D., Medical Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Stroke Program.
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients in the emergency room. Stroke patients will have access to immediate brain imaging scans and timely review by the radiologist, as well as, a neurologist who will conduct patient evaluations and use clot-busting medications when appropriate.
“To receive The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Certification, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital consistently followed The Joint Commission standards. These standards include aggressive use of medications like tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs, and smoking cessation,” said Maria Socci,, Manager Stroke Program.
For a physician referral, please call Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281-274-7500, or visit MethodistSugarLand.com.