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May 11, 2023/Florida - Local

Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

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Cleveland Clinic Martin Health announced that Tradition Hospital in Port St. Lucie has received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare.

“This achievement affirms that Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital has met the highest level of competence to address the full spectrum of stroke care,” says Marc Babi, MD, Chief of Neurocritical Care, Cleveland Clinic Florida Region and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tradition Hospital. “It reflects the extensive training and collaboration of our multidisciplinary teams in order to perform effectively and efficiently at each step in our patients’ care.”

Tradition is the first hospital on Florida’s Treasure Coast and the first hospital within the Cleveland Clinic Florida Region to achieve this certification.

“With stroke care, you must have the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act organizationally with extreme efficiency because of stroke’s time-critical nature,” says Madhu Sasidhar, MD, President, Tradition Hospital. “We have put tremendous efforts into our stroke program and into ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”

The DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

“Achieving this top certification highlights the Cleveland Clinic Florida Neuroscience Institute’s commitment to excellence,” says Amre Nouh, MD, MBA, FAHA, Regional Chairman of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Florida. “It also demonstrates to the community that the hospital is performing at the highest level and able to attract top-level talent.”

About Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is part of the Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida. It features three hospitals with a total of 521 beds, a free-standing emergency center, and numerous outpatient centers and clinics across Martin and St. Lucie counties on Florida’s east coast. Cleveland Clinic Martin Health offers preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer care, a heart center, wellness and rehabilitation services, and much more. Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information, visit my.clevelandclinic.org/florida. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About DNV GL Healthcare
DNV is a global independent certification, assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, drives innovative solutions.

Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably. For more information about DNV, visit www.dnvcert.com/healthcare

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. Cleveland Clinic is consistently recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 81,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,743 salaried physicians and researchers, and 20,160 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,690-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, 276 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2023, there were 13.7 million outpatient encounters, 323,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 301,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 132 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CleClinicNews. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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