Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Emergency Center entranceMemorial Hermann Southwest Hospital received certification from Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC), awarded to hospitals which provide the highest level of stroke care. Memorial Hermann Southwest is the first hospital outside of the Texas Medical Center to receive Joint Commission’s CSC designation.

With this announcement, four hospitals in the Memorial Hermann Health System have now received CSC certification, the highest number of CSC-designated hospitals in the same health system in Houston. They are: Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

This certification recognizes a hospital’s ability to have state-of-the-art infrastructure, the most advanced services, specialists in stroke and cerebrovascular disease, and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. All of the hospitals provide rapid and timely care for patients and are dedicated to the best outcomes in the Greater Houston community.

“As the population in our community continues to grow, Memorial Hermann Southwest is committed to working with our EMS partners to provide the highest level of stroke care to our patients,” said Malisha Patel, chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. “This designation speaks to our collective efforts to be there for our community.”

The Joint Commission’s CSC Certification is based on standards set forth by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the hospital addresses the full spectrum of stroke care—diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education—and establishes clear measures of excellence to evaluate outcomes.

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