The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station Stroke Center received Advanced Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission today.
The designation demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to meeting rigorous standards that promote better outcomes for stroke patients. By providing individualized care, a dedicated stroke-focused program uses qualitative data to assess and improve quality of care for its stroke patients.
“We are excited to bring the community a higher level of care it hasn’t seen before,” said Jason Jennings, Baylor Scott & White College Station region president. “We will continue to grow to meet our patients’ unique and specialized needs.”
Stroke, which affects nearly 800,000 people in the U.S., is the No. 5 cause of death, according to the American Stroke Association. On average, one American has a stroke every 40 seconds, and one dies of a stroke every four minutes.
“The number of stroke cases we are seeing is steadily rising throughout the country and in communities we serve,” said William Rayburn, MD, chief medical officer for Baylor Scott & White – College Station region. “Our endeavor is to decrease the risks in our community and also offer comprehensive care should they have a stroke.”
Stroke also is the leading cause of long-term disability as well as preventable disability. For more information, visit www.strokeassociation.org.
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, the system referred to as Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $10.8 billion* and serving a population larger than the state of Georgia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The system now includes 48 hospitals, more than 1,000 access points, 5,500 active physicians, and 44,000 employees, plus the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance — a network of clinical providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care. For more information visit: www.BSWHealth.com
* based on audited 2016 fiscal year statements