Desert Regional Medical Center Named Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Palm Springs – Dec. 21, 2010 – Desert Regional Medical Center has been named an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the nation’s leading hospital accrediting body, The Joint Commission.
“This certification says that our hospital believes in excellence,” said Neurologist Reza Salari-Namin, MD. “By having the certified stroke program, we are able to diagnose and provide a comprehensive treatment package to restore the patient’s quality of life.”
To receive the Advanced Stroke Center designation, Desert Regional received an on-site evaluation and demonstrated that it has met national standards for care of stroke patients. In November, Desert Regional Medical Center opened a specialized Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which focuses greater attention on patients with stroke and other neurological conditions.
Stroke is the nation’s fourth leading cause of death, and a significant cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with more than 4 million stroke survivors alive today.