Did you know that Metro Health Hospital is a nationally-recognized Stroke Center? Metro Health is one of a select few hospitals in Michigan to have received a national certificate of distinction as a Primary Stroke Center. This award recognized our hospital’s exceptional compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care related to the treatment of stroke. Primary Stroke Centers have the capacity to stabilize and treat acute stroke patients. They provide initial, acute care and administer tPA and other acute therapies safely and efficiently.
Metro Health Hospital’s Stroke Center was established in 2002. We received our first Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission in 2005. Every two years, Metro Health Hospital has continued to undergo successful on-site inspections that ensure that our Stroke Center is providing effective, efficient, quality care to our patients.
In 2013, our stroke center was inspected and awarded a Primary Stroke Center certification through the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) demonstrating compliance with national standards and performance measurement expectations. Metro Health Hospital’s Stroke Medical Director, Dr. Kevin Altman, works closely with a multidisciplinary team to ensure the quality care that is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.