North Colorado Medical Center earns stroke accreditation

GREELEY — The Joint Commission, a national nonprofit accrediting organization, has certified North Colorado Medical Center as a primary stroke center.

The two-year certification  indicates NCMC’s stroke response team follows best practices for patient care, according to a hospital news release.

“We already have been providing excellent care and tracking those outcomes,” Dr. Meredith Frederick, a Banner Health neurohospitalist, said in a prepared statement. “This reassures the community that we will continue to perform at a high level.”

The hospital has doctors onsite from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day to provide stroke care, the release said. After hours, the hospital contracts with Blue Sky Neurology to provide care via televideo when needed. This allows access to neurology specialists 24 hours a day.

 

GREELEY — The Joint Commission, a national nonprofit accrediting organization, has certified North Colorado Medical Center as a primary stroke center.

The two-year certification  indicates NCMC’s stroke response team follows best practices for patient care, according to a hospital news release.

“We already have been providing excellent care and tracking those outcomes,” Dr. Meredith Frederick, a Banner Health neurohospitalist, said in a prepared statement. “This reassures the community that we will continue to perform at a high level.”

The hospital has doctors onsite from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day to provide stroke care, the release said. After hours, the hospital contracts with Blue Sky Neurology to provide care via televideo when needed. This allows access to neurology specialists 24 hours a day.