SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette
St. Cloud Regional Medical Center has been designated as a primary stroke center by the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).
This designation is based on standards set by AHCA that distinguishes hospitals with infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat acute stroke patients.
At a primary stroke center, patients can be assured of certain standards regarding diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, with the ultimate goal of reducing the time between stroke onset and treatment. Primary stroke center designation is measured on improvement performance and recognizes hospitals that meet national guidelines and manage care for quality outcomes of stroke care. St. Cloud Regional Medical Center recently contracted with Specialist on Call to provide teleneurology services, in collaboration with Active Staff physicians at the hospital, to further improve timely access to care.