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Facts about Joint Commission stroke certification

September 14, 2018
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  • The Joint Commission offers four advanced levels of stroke certification for accredited hospitals
  • Program requirements were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Certification (AHA/ASA)

The Joint Commission’s four stroke certification programs are: 

Applicants for advanced certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations. Each stroke program has different requirements for diagnostic testing capability, neurosurgical services and clinical performance measures. 

A comparison grid provides specific requirements for each program. 

Note: See the Disease-Specific Care standards manual for further explanation on the requirements in the grid and additional requirements for each of the programs.

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