July/August 2006

Stroke Center Certified at St. Joseph in Towson


St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md., was certified as a Primary Stroke Center with Distinction by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). “JCAHO reviewed St. Joseph’s Stroke Center and found no recommendations for change, which is very rare and resulted in the Certificate with Distinction,” said Anna Aycock, RN, BSN, coordinator of the center. In addition, JCAHO is using some of St. Joseph’s materials, including information packets for emergency physicians and rapid response teams, as examples of best practices for a stroke center. For more information, contact Vivienne Stearns-Elliott of St. Joseph at 410/337-1536.