Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is paving the way for Katy and West Houston residents to help beat the odds.
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital has been recognized by the Joint Commission National Quality Approval Accreditation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
“It is crucial for a patient to seek immediate medical attention at the first sign of a stroke. Timing, location of hospital and level of services are extremely important when diagnosing a stroke,” said Glenda Self, RN, director of emergency services at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital. “We’re proud to be the most advanced stroke center in the community where patients can be diagnosed and treated close to home and near their families.”
The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services the hospital provides have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.
The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association. It is based on the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers.”