Joint Commission Accreditation

The WVU Stroke Center is nationally recognized for excellence by the Joint Commission. This designation helps the public know that we offer the best possible outcomes for stroke patients.

Stroke Get with the Guidelines

The WVU Stroke Center meets or exceeds national benchmarks for the following metrics:

  • Time to IV Thrombolytic Therapy in 60 minutes or less after triage (ED arrival) = 93 percent
  • Time to IV Thrombolytic Therapy in 45 minutes or less after triage (ED arrival) = 79 percent
  • Percent of acute ischemic stroke patients who arrived within 120 minutes of time last known well and whom IV t-PA was initiated within 180 minutes of the time last know well = 100 percent
  • Median door-to-needle time for all acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV t-PA = 39 minutes (benchmark: 60 minutes)

In addition, the WVU Stroke Center provides:

  • An Acute Stroke Team that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including:
    • Emergency Medicine Staff, EMS and HealthNet Aeromedical Services
    • Neurology and Neurosurgery
    • Radiology and Neuro-Interventional Radiology
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • Inpatient Clinical Labs
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Care Management
  • Stroke and Intensive Care Units staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of registered nurses and therapists who have received extensive stroke education
  • A performance improvement process that uses the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Registry
  • Advanced diagnostic and imaging techniques
  • Prevention, early intervention, and rehabilitation services provided in the WVU Neurology Clinic for patients who are at risk for stroke or who have had a stroke

The WVU Stroke Center has earned Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission and is a recipient of the American Heart Association Gold Plus Performance Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll.