Stroke Center Certification 
Thursday, 01 December 2005 

Delray Medical Center today announced that it has achieved certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. The designation means that the hospital has demonstrated compliance with national standards and has shown effective use of those recommendations and clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care for stroke patients.

The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center certification program is based on recommendations published by the Brain Attack Coalition and American Stroke Association. Achievement of certification signifies that Delray Medical Center’s services include all critical elements required to improve stroke patient outcomes on a long-term scale. Certification is an indicator that the hospital’s care is effectively managed to meet the specialized needs of stroke patients.

“This certification lets the community know that our hospital is meeting national standards and performance expectations for stroke care,” says Mitch Feldman, chief executive officer of Delray Medical Center. “We are committed to providing first-rate health care for our stroke patients and will continue working to enhance those standards of excellence.”

Delray Medical Center, a 493-bed acute care hospital located at 5352 Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach, has been serving the health care needs of south and central Palm Beach County for more than 20 years. A state-designated Level II Trauma Center for adults and children, Delray Medical Center offers a broad array of specialized services, ranging from acute care to rehabilitation, and psychiatric services to outpatient care.

According to HealthGrades, Delray Medical Center is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2007, recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for five consecutive years (2003-2007), and the Cardiac Care Excellence Award for three consecutive years (2005, 2006, 2007).

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