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St. Luke's Hospital achieves primary stroke center certification

Monday November 7, 2011
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St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a primary stroke center. The honor recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to improve results for patients with stroke.

"Providing quality healthcare is at the heart of St. Luke's mission to improve the quality of life for patients and the community, and we are honored to be nationally recognized for delivering excellent care for patients with stroke," said Jan Hess, St. Luke's Hospital vice president.

To achieve certification as a primary stroke center, St. Luke's Hospital successfully completed an on-site evaluation and demonstrated compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care.