McLaren Oakland Earns Primary Stroke Center Certification


PONTIAC — McLaren Oakland has been awarded Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. Primary Stroke Certification serves as a notice that McLaren Oakland has the capacity to stabilize and treat acute stroke patients, provide acute care, and administer tPA and other acute therapies safely and efficiently. 

“This certification signifies that McLaren Oakland has demonstrated, and is clearly committed to, providing excellent stroke care to its patients,” says Josh Prober, chief executive officer of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. “Hospitals that have established stroke centers have demonstrated improved treatment, better patient outcomes, and reduced costs. Moreover, Primary Stroke centers have the required infrastructure and protocols in place to stabilize and provide rapid and evidence-based care to acute stroke patients.”

Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program has been certifying stroke centers since 2006, and currently offers the most options for facilities seeking stroke care certification. The program is the nation’s only accreditation program that certifies the full stroke continuum, – stroke ready, primary stroke, and comprehensive stroke —and differs from other certification programs in that it provides a three-year certification award with a mid-cycle review at 18 months.

“We are proud to achieve Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program’s prestigious Primary Stroke Certification. Our staff has worked tirelessly to achieve this certification and it reflects our dedication to excellent patient care and service,” says Dr. Harrison Tong, medical director of the McLaren Oakland emergency department. “In awarding us Primary Stroke Certification, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program has provided us with the opportunity to celebrate the exceptional stroke care we provide to our patients, and our commitment to the well-being of our community and surrounding communities.”