Stroke team at Augusta University Health receives third recertification

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This year's annual Stroke Conference will take place virtually and in person.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Augusta University Health has now received its third recertification from the Joint Commission. It was the first hospital in Georgia to receive the advanced certification back in 2013.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at AU Health joint commission.

The surveyors from the Joint Commission praised AU Health for its “commitment to care of patients within the Stroke Program; dedication of leadership; longevity of staff; commitment to community education and working with other hospitals within the community.”

AU Health was previously recertified in 2015 and 2017. This year’s survey took place Aug. 5-6 and resulted in minimal findings.

The most recent recertification was under the leadership of Stroke Program co-directors Jeffrey Switzer, DO, and Scott Rahimi, MD; Stroke Program Manager Holly Barnes; and Neuroscience Nurse Manager Roslyn Marshall. This high-level designation would not be possible without the support and dedication of the AUMC Neuroscience staff, Emergency Department, Radiology Department, Laboratory and Pharmacy Services, Care Coordination and many more.

AU Health has a comprehensive stroke center as defined by the Joint Commission and the American Heart/American Stroke Associations.

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