University of Maryland Medical Center Once Again Awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center

May 08, 2019

joint commissionThe University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has once again achieved The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC). The two-year designation is awarded to just 123 elite stroke centers in the United States.

With this recertification, UMMC remains one of an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including those related to advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, and providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.

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