Our neurocritical care team and stroke team has been recently recognized for the highest quality of stroke care by the American Heart Association. Stroke prevention and treatment is one of the main focuses of neurological care at John C. Lincoln. As the third most common cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability, stroke symptoms often go unrecognized, causing irreversible damage to the brain. Offering a higher standard of stroke treatment and education, both John C. Lincoln North Mountain and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospitals are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by DNV Healthcare, an international certifying agency approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. North Mountain was previously accredited as a Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. These certifications demonstrate the commitment to excellence in providing care that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
Submitted by Victor Zach on August 24th, 2014