Texas Health Dallas has been recognized for its certification as a comprehensive stroke center, and specifically for how the hospital has invested funds to improve how it responds to, cares for, and helps patients recover from strokes.
The Det Norske Veritas certification is one of the highest certifications a U.S. hospital can achieve in the comprehensive-stroke arena. Currently, 45 hospitals in the nation hold this distinction. Texas Health Dallas is one of six hospitals in North Texas with the DNV certification.
The DNV program is based on standards outlined by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association. According to Texas Health Dallas, the designation includes stroke care diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education, and “establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes in order to continuously improve treatment.”
Jill Austin, stroke program coordinator at Texas Health Dallas, says the standards set by DNV help the hospital commit to consistently provide quality stroke treatments for all patients.
“Comprehensive certification of our stroke program demonstrates the commitment we have at Texas Health Dallas to deliver quality care to patients with acute stroke,” Austin said.