• Atrium Medical Center Recertified as Primary Stroke Center

    December 28, 2018
    Atrium Medical Center Recertified as Primary Stroke Center
    MIDDLETOWN, OHIO (December 28, 2018): Atrium Medical Center has earned renewed Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).
    The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care, according to its website. This distinction is described by The Joint Commission as the best signal to our community that the care Atrium provides is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.
    “This certification means that the stroke services provided at Atrium have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes,” said Bryan Ludwig, MD, chair of Premier Health’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute. “Premier Health's award-winning stroke team is proud to maintain a network of stroke care that truly puts our patients in a position to receive timely care to minimize damage to the brain.”
    Premier Health’s Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton continues to maintain its certification as the area’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center. As the first hospital in the greater Dayton area to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, Miami Valley Hospital is recognized as an industry leader in complex stroke care.
    Atrium Medical Center is a full-service hospital and Level III Trauma Center located conveniently along the Interstate 75 corridor at exit 32, One Medical Center Drive in Middletown, between Cincinnati and Dayton. The hospital employs more than 1,500 people in full-time, part-time and on-call positions. Atrium is operated by Dayton-based nonprofit Premier Health.
    About Premier Health
    Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health (www.premierhealth.com) has a mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. The health system operates three hospitals: Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with additional inpatient sites in Centerville and Englewood; Atrium Medical Center in Middletown; and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County. In addition, the health system offers a wide range of care choices, including virtual care; e-visits; a telestroke network and other telehealth options; an urgent care network; free-standing emergency departments; a large primary and specialty care network; and home health services. Premier Health is the second largest employer in the region and the largest health care system in Southwest Ohio.
    Jennifer Burcham, Site manager, PR and community relations
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