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Northside Hospital Area’s 1st to Achieve National Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Northside Hospital December 02, 2016

St. Petersburg, December, 2016 - Northside Hospital has elevated their nursing care to the next level by earning Comprehensive Stroke Certification by DNV GL Healthcare, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. The hospital is the first in Tampa Bay and third in the state to earn this national distinction.

“Northside Hospital continues to dedicate ourselves to providing the best care to ensure the best outcomes for our stroke patients in Pinellas County and throughout Tampa Bay,” said Dia Nichols, CEO. “Achieving this designation reflects the commitment of our highly skilled team of neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, stroke nurses, intensive care specialists, emergency specialists, technologists and rehabilitation professionals.”

The DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition 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 metrics to evaluate outcomes.

As a state designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, Northside Hospital is staffed and equipped around the clock to treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. The hospital also accepts transfers from hospitals in the area and around the state, for patients needing specialty stroke services.

“Achieving Certification shows commitment to excellence,” says Patrick Horine, CEO of DNV GL Healthcare. “And it helps to demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”

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