Halifax Health Awarded Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • June 22, 2021
  • Categories: Article, Blog, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June, 2021) –

Halifax Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification.  Earning this certification means that Halifax Health offers the highest level of stroke care in Volusia and Flagler Counties. The most significant care required for this certification includes:

  • Neurosurgeons and neurologists coverage 24/7/365
  • Area’s only interventional neuroradiologists to remove blood clots when possible
  • Advanced imaging capabilities including MRI and cerebral angiography
  • Advanced surgical and endovascular techniques including clipping and coiling intracranial aneurysms and intra-arterial thrombolysis
  • Dedicated stroke unit staffed with nurses who have advanced stroke education and expertise to care for stroke patients
  • Dedicated neurological intensive care unit beds with the capacity to care for patients who have received interventional treatment following a stroke including clot-busting drugs and advanced surgical and endovascular techniques
  • Clinical trial research

“Halifax Health has led the healthcare community in stroke care for many years.  This new certification from The Joint Commission gives us the opportunity to, once again, differentiate ourselves from other hospitals by providing the absolute highest level of stroke care in the area.  Quite frankly, if you or someone else is having a stroke you should seek the highest level of care and that is us.  I congratulate our entire team for achieving this certification for our community,” said Jeff Feasel, President and CEO of Halifax Health.

Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We congratulate Halifax Health and all of its Team Members for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org