03/14/2006

Media Advisory

WVUH Receives Primary Stroke Center Certification

WHAT:            

Press conference announcing WVU Hospitals’ certification as a Primary Stroke Center

WHEN:            

3 p.m., Thursday, March 16

WHERE:            

 Ruby Memorial Hospital Lobby

WHO:            

Bruce McClymonds, president, WVU Hospitals

WVU Stroke Team physicians

Christine Daniels, R.N., nursing director

WHY:            

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) has certified WVU Hospitals as a Primary Stroke Center.  The Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services the WVUH Stroke Center provides have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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