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DeKalb Medical Stroke Center earns Primary Stroke Center Distinction

December 02, 2014

DeKalb Medical Stroke Center recently received the Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The achievement recognizes the hospitals overall efforts to provide a comprehensive evidence based stroke care.

“This is a great certification not only for our stroke program, but also our community,” said Chika Odioemene, DeKalb Medical Stroke Coordinator Nurse Practioner. “As the leading hospital in DeKalb County and surrounding areas – we want to ensure that we can provide the best possible care to all of our patients.”


The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. The achievement is a strong indicator of DeKalb Medical’s commitment to the community and emphasizes the quality care provided is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. 


In addition to the Advanced Certification, DeKalb Medical has also garnered accolades from The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for achieving at least 12 consecutive months of 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Achievement Indicators to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

The DeKalb Medical primary stroke program offers a variety of services and resources to prevent or treat stroke. For more information, please call: 404.501.1000


About DeKalb Medical

Founded in 1961, DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc., known as DeKalb Medical, is comprised of more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties across three campuses. The 627-bed system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (77 beds), DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds), DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation. The not-for-profit health care system is a HealthGrades® Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013 and Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012, and earned the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart/American Stroke Association. Our Maternity Center was selected as a participant in the Best Fed Beginnings project as part of UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Our Cancer Center received the Outstanding Achievement Award and is granted three-year approval by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a community hospital comprehensive oncology program. Our Joint Solutions Center is a metro Atlanta leader in joint replacement. In addition, our LTAC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for acquired brain injury, wound care and respiratory failure services. Visit www.dekalbmedical.org.

2701 North Decatur Road Decatur, GA 30033
Patient Inquiries: 404.501.5200

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