– HSHS St. Vincent Hospital recently received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.
“With stroke care, you must have the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act organizationally with extreme efficiency because of the time-critical nature of these events,” said Brian Charlier, President and CEO, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. “This certification validates all the effort we have put into this program and to ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”
The DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms HSHS St. Vincent Hospital addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.
“Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” says Patrick Horine, CEO of DNV GL Healthcare
, a worldleading certification organization. “And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”
Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. To learn more about the HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Stroke Center, please visit: www.hshs.org/StVincent/Services/Stroke-Center
About HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, 835 S. Van Buren St. in Green Bay, Wis., offers a comprehensive range of high-quality health care services. It is home to Green Bay’s first and only dedicated children’s hospital, a Level II trauma center, a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, state-of-the-art cancer care and research, cardiac care, women’s care and much more. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has served Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888, when it was established as Green Bay’s first hospital by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. It is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), based in Springfield, Ill. To learn more about HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, please visit: www.hshs.org/stvincent
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org
. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org