RECEIVES COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENSSM Health St. Anthony Hospital is pleased to announce that it has received certification from DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.
“With stroke care, you must have the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act organizationally with extreme efficiency because of the time-critical nature of these events,” said Tammy Powell, President, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital and Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony. “This certification from DNV validates all the effort we have put into this program, helping ensure 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 it affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. (story continues below)

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“Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” said Kelly Proctor, President of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. “And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”
Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines to which facility a patient should be taken for the most appropriate, reimbursable care.
SSM Health in Oklahoma includes St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma City); Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony (Oklahoma City); SSM Health Outpatient Center (Oklahoma City), St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee (Shawnee, Okla.), St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee, Seminole Campus (Seminole, Okla.) and St. Anthony Hospital – Midwest (Midwest City, Okla.). The SSM Health network in Oklahoma also includes five SSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex campuses, six managed hospitals, 12 rural affiliated hospitals and SSM Health Medical Group with more than 300 physicians and providers.
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