Advanced Stroke Certifications
Take your stroke program from impressive to best in class
Be recognized as a designated stroke center. Achieving certification signifies the care you provide have the critical elements to long-term success in improving outcomes.
Elevate your Stroke Program
The Joint Commission offers four advanced stroke certifications for hospitals:
- Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) certification is the most demanding and is designed for those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the complex stroke cases.
- Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) certification is designed for hospitals providing endovascular procedures and post-procedural care.
- Primary Stroke Center (PSC) certification is designed for hospitals providing the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.
- Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASRH) certification is for hospitals or emergency centers with a dedicated stroke-focused program.
The premier certifications for stroke systems of care helps you provide the highest possible quality for your patients. Joint Commission’s Advanced Certifications for CSC, TSC, PSC, and ASRH are offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Resources to Help You Get Started
Explore the standards, learn more about stroke offerings and access the Review Process Guide.