Grady Hospital Receives Top Designation for Stroke Care

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Grady Hospital’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center has earned a top designation for stroke care by an independent accrediting agency for health care organizations. The Center has been designated an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.

  Grady is one of 50 U.S. stroke centers and three in Georgia who have received the designation since it began last year. According to the Joint Commission, those who receive the recognition have significant resources in training, staff and infrastructure that allow them to provide state-of-the-art complex stroke care. Dr. Michael Frankel is director and chief of neurology for the center and Professor of Neurology at Emory University.

“It is a seal of approval for the work that we’ve been doing and it tells the community that the work that we’re doing is of the highest quality and it also is a place where people can count on some of the best nurses and physicians to take care of them.”

Grady received the recognition after a two-day evaluation. Emory University and Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta are the only other Georgia stroke centers to receive the designation.