February 19, 2024

Mountain Vista Medical Center Receives Primary Stroke Center Recertification from DNV Healthcare

Mountain Vista Medical Center has received three-year recertification as a Primary Stroke Center from DNV Healthcare, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical needs.

“This certification let’s our community know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” says Bobbie Morgan, Mountain Vista’s stroke coordinator. “It’s a combination of the right equipment, personnel, and training to quickly assess and treat strokes. Achieving certification validates all the effort we have put into this program and to ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”

The DNV Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. 

“Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” says Kelly Proctor, President of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. “And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is a leading cause of death, killing nearly 130,000 people each year, and is a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Because stroke or “brain attack” effects blood flow to the brain, rapid and effective treatment can save lives and provide the best chance of limiting the extent of long-term damage.