Temecula Valley Hospital announces that it has received certification from DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of expertise for the treatment of serious stroke events.
"With stroke care, you must have the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act quickly because of the time-critical nature of these events," said Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital. "Receiving this Comprehensive Stroke Certification validates all the efforts we have put into our stroke program and ensures the health and safety of our patients, at the highest level of care our hospital can provide."
To better meet the needs of the community, Temecula Valley Hospital will serve as a Comprehensive Stroke Receiving Center for all of Riverside County as designated by Emergency Medical Services. "On behalf of the Riverside County EMS Agency, I would like to congratulate Temecula Valley Hospital," said Trevor Douville, EMS Administrator for Riverside County EMS Agency. "Thank you for your commitment to the residents and visitors of Riverside County."
The DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association® and affirms that the medical center 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," said Patrick Horine, President of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. "And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level." Comprehensive Stroke Centers typically have the highest trained stroke team and are the best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, Comprehensive Stroke Center certification determines which facility a patient should be taken to for the most appropriate, efficient, and comprehensive care.
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