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Glendale hospitals receive stroke certifications

Glendale hospitals receive stroke certifications
Glendale Adventist Medical Center, photographed on Friday, August 21, 2015. (Roger Wilson / Staff Photographer)

Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital both received stroke certifications recently.

Glendale Adventist is now certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare USA Inc., making it the first hospital in the state to be awarded that certification, according to Glendale Adventist officials.

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DNV GL Healthcare USA is an organization that certifies and accredits hospitals across the country.

By earning the accreditation, Glendale Adventist demonstrated it exceeds patient safety standards set by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Assn., officials added.

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Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital received primary stroke certification from the Joint Commission, another organization that certifies and accredits hospitals throughout the United States.

The hospital meets specific criteria including a designated stroke unit, a 24/7 stroke acute team and several ongoing education requirements, according to Glendale Memorial officials.

Additionally, Glendale Memorial meets eight core clinical performance measures to accurately diagnose and treat stroke victims, they added.

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Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com

Twitter: @LAMarkKellam

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