MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Long Beach Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. With this achievement, the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Long Beach Medical Center is recognized as the 3rd Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Los Angeles County.
With this certification, MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Long Beach Medical Center joins 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.