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VHC Health™ Awarded Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

By: VHC Health™

August 10, 2022

Arlington, VA (August 8, 2022) – VHC Health™, a community-based health system providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. With this certification, VHC Health has joined an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care using advanced technologies and multidisciplinary expertise.

“VHC Health is proud to receive the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Certification, which is a true testament to our dedication to a higher standard of service and quality of care for our patients,” said Chris Lane, President & CEO of VHC Health. “Thank you to everyone who has worked diligently over the past four years to make this a reality. Today is a great day for VHC Health and, more importantly, the community we serve.”

To achieve the certification, VHC Health underwent a rigorous onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. The Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“This certification demonstrates VHC Health’s ability to provide exceptional stroke care to the region through the use of multidisciplinary expertise and advanced technologies,” said Zurab Nadareishvili, Medical Director of VHC Health’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Associate Professor of Neurology, George Washington University, Washington, DC. “This is a significant recognition of our capabilities as a center and congratulations to all those who contributed. It is an honor have the hard work of our staff and George Washington University’s Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine recognized.”

For more information on The Joint Commission, please visit their website.

About VHC HealthTM:
VHC Health provides exceptional medical services as the region’s community health system. Virginia Hospital Center was recently designated a 2021 Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. In 2022, the Hospital was selected for an 11th consecutive Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and a 20th consecutive ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group. Virginia Hospital Center is a 453-bed not-for-profit teaching facility and designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. VHC Health is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations.

About GW MFA:
The GW Medical Faculty Associates, members of The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, is a non-profit, physician-led practice group and Washington DC’s largest independent physician practice. Our physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. The Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine is a premier program that offers patients high quality, compassionate healthcare for conditions ranging from back pain and sleep disturbances to stroke and the most complex neuromuscular disorders.

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