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Huntington Hospital is awarded Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission

Huntington Hospital is awarded Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission
Dec 12 2023

Huntington Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart Check mark for Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) Certification. CSC is the most demanding stroke certification, which is geared toward hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke cases.

Huntington Hospital recently underwent a rigorous on-site review when a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with stroke-related certification standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

“Huntington Hospital is proud to receive the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said Arbi Ohanian, MD, medical director, Huntington Hospital Stroke Program. “This advanced certification confirms the outstanding quality and safety of our care and shows our dedication to always meeting or exceeding rigorous national standards for our stroke patients.”

“The Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend Huntington Hospital for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality and more compassionate care for individuals served.”

“We congratulate Huntington Hospital for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”

Hospitals that have received a Gold Seal of Approval® continuously comply with The Joint Commission’s nationally developed standards with a commitment to quality improvement and delivering safe, high-quality care. The CSC Certification demonstrates a hospital’s dedication to higher performance standards, using a patient-centric approach that evaluates and advances patient care at every touch point in its stroke care continuum.

For more information about accreditation, visit The Joint Commission’s website. For information about stoke treatment, visit Huntington Health’s Stroke Program webpage.

About The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

About the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. They team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more, visit