Inspira Health’s medical centers certified as primary stroke centers

All three of Inspira Health’s medical centers — Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, Elmer and Vineland — have received certification by DNV GL Healthcare as primary stroke centers.

The PSC accreditation affirms that Inspira’s hospitals can provide treatment for a broad range of stroke conditions and some acute therapies, as well as admit patients to specialized units for inpatient care. The accreditation as a primary stroke center ensures necessary staffing, infrastructure and programs to stabilize and treat emergent stroke patients.

Inspira’s advanced capabilities and protocols for rapid response, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of stroke can reduce the risk of permanent disability. As part of its community education efforts, Inspira’s stroke teams urge anyone who might be experiencing stroke symptoms to call 911 immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment of stroke significantly reduce the possibility of permanent disability. In most cases, clot-busting drugs can only be administered within a few hours of the onset of stroke symptoms.

Inspira underwent a robust certification process with DNV GL to earn the Primary Stroke Center designation. DNV GL conducted thorough observations, interviews and document reviews during its certification audit to assess potential patient outcomes and processes, care and service quality, patient care environments and more.

Inspira CEO Amy Mansue said the system was thrilled by the recognition.

“At Inspira, our care teams are focused on clinical excellence, and we are honored to receive this recognition from DNV GL, a recognized authority on clinical excellence,” she said. “If you or a loved one needs stroke care, you can be confident that our hospitals will provide timely, evidence-based care. We are grateful to every physician and staff member at Inspira who provides this critical care at a moment’s notice, and we celebrate their efforts in achieving primary stroke center accreditation.”

DNV GL is a world-leading certification body helping various industries assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training services. Specifically, within health care, the organization’s goal is to help achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, managing infection risk, management system certification and training.