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Maimonides Is Designated an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center

Joint Commission Certification Confirms Maimonides Is Ready 24/7 to Deliver Advanced Stroke Care for All Complex Stroke Cases

Maimonides Medical Center, a five-time recipient of the American Stroke Association’s highest recognition for stroke services, has been certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

“This important news means that we are now, more than ever, a leading provider of the most advanced medical and surgical services in the metropolitan area,” said Kenneth Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides. “Our stroke patients and their families can now be confident they are receiving the best care in Brooklyn.”

“We have the capabilities of the most advanced stroke centers in the world,” said Dr. Steven Rudolph, Director of Stroke Neurology at Maimonides. “We’re grateful that The Joint Commission has acknowledged the work of talented and dedicated individuals throughout our Medical Center who contribute daily to our program on behalf of patients and their families.”

The Stroke Program at Maimonides is known for outstanding care and has been ranked among the best in the nation for over a decade by multiple government and not-for-profit rating organizations. This new accolade from The Joint Commission is validation of our long-standing reputation for excellence in stroke care.  

Maimonides supports the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center with the full array of neuroscience capabilities, including: Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Critical Care, Neuro-Radiology and Endovascular Therapies.

The Joint Commission’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation is vital to Maimonides’ position as a leader in the hospital community, providing only the finest medical and surgical care for all patients who suffer a stroke. This expert care is provided not only to patients directly admitted to Maimonides, but also to those patients transferred from other hospitals that cannot offer the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center level of care.

“Achieving certification from The Joint Commission signifies many things, especially a devotion to patient safety,” explained Dr. Rudolph. “By earning their seal of approval, we’re telling our staff, competitors, community and each and every patient that comes through the doors that we place an emphasis on quality of care.”

To earn the distinction of Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, a program undergoes an extensive, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years. That evaluation uses national standards to assess clinical processes and the ability to evaluate and improve care, and includes interviews with patients and the staff who provide care.

About The Joint Commission: An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.

Maimonides Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties. Our accomplished physicians are known for innovation and strengthening our teaching and research programs. With 711 beds, the Medical Center is dedicated to bringing patients the most advanced care available—anywhere. Maimonides continues to grow in response to evolving models of care that better serve patients and families, and is an affiliate of Northwell Health. To learn more, please visit here.