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WellSpan York Hospital again earns elite Comprehensive Stroke Center status

September 30, 2019

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Patient and military veteran Justin Grimes, pictured at right, returning to WellSpan York Hospital in order to thank the stroke team for saving his life following a severe stroke. The hospital has been recertified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for its expertise in treating the most complex stroke cases.

Patient and military veteran Justin Grimes, pictured at right, returning to WellSpan York Hospital in order to thank the stroke team for saving his life following a severe stroke. The hospital has been recertified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for its expertise in treating the most complex stroke cases.

WellSpan York Hospital again earns elite Comprehensive Stroke Center status
 
WellSpan York Hospital has once again earned the elite designation of Comprehensive Stroke Center – a status shared by only 4 percent of all hospitals in the United States.
 
The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) recertified the hospital as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for its expertise in treating the most complex stroke cases.
 
“When it comes to stroke care we say time is brain. How quickly patients receive treatment is critical,” said Grant Sorkin, M.D., WellSpan neurosurgeon and surgical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at WellSpan York Hospital. “At our stroke center we’re able to diagnose and treat patients rapidly. It’s life-saving care when seconds count.”
 
WellSpan York Hospital earned the designation for its advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, and for its robust medical education programs for staff. Comprehensive Stroke Centers also exhibit expertise in each part of the patient journey, from prevention, post-stroke secondary prevention, follow-up care and rehabilitation.
 
“When your life depends on it, or your loved one’s life depends on it, you’re choosing WellSpan York Hospital,” said Keith Noll, senior vice president, WellSpan Health and president, WellSpan York Hospital. “We’re honored to be home to the most advanced stroke care in York County and across the region.”
 
WellSpan Health offers a network of stroke centers across the communities it serves. In addition to WellSpan York Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center designation, the regional health system also includes certified Primary Stroke Centers at its hospitals in Chambersburg, Ephrata, Gettysburg, Lebanon and Waynesboro.
 
“Our regional network of stroke centers allows us to deliver the highest level of integrated stroke care possible for patients across southcentral Pennsylvania,” said Lori Clark, vice president of neurosciences for WellSpan Health.
 
For more information on WellSpan stroke care, visit WellSpan.org/Stroke.