Media Advisory: WVU Stroke Center re-certified and honored

May 25th, 2010


WVU Stroke Center re-certified and honored

Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., chancellor, WVU Health Sciences
Bruce McClymonds, president and CEO, WVU Hospitals
John Brick, M.D., chair, WVU School of Medicine Department of Neurology
Heather Cross, American Heart Association

A celebration of the WVU Stroke Center earning Primary Stroke Center re-certification from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and the Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award from the national American Heart Association.

10 a.m.
Thursday, May 27, 2010

4th floor cafeteria
WVU’s Ruby Memorial Hospital

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and a leading cause of disability. In 2009, WVU cared for about 800 stroke patients from throughout West Virginia and surrounding states. The WVU Stroke Center must meet rigorous standards to qualify for the Joint Commission designation and AHA award.


CONTACT: Amy Johns, HSC News Service

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