Comprehensive Stroke Centers represent the most advance stroke treatment available in a given geographic area.
DNV GL's stroke certification programs incorporate elements from our NIAHO® hospital accreditation standards, as well as requirements from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition, and Recommendations of the American Stroke Association.
The emphasis these programs place on deploying a disciplined management system, combined with the relevant clinical best practices, sets DNV GL stroke certifications apart from other programs.
Hospitals seeking and maintaining a Stroke Center Certification must participate in the Medicare program and be in compliance with the CoPs which may be demonstrated by maintaining accreditation with DNV GL or another approved CMS-approved accreditation organization.
Certification Survey Process
The objective of DNV GL assessment activities is to determine the center's compliance with the requirements through observations, interviews, and document review. During a certification audit, DNV GL will:
- Review actual and potential patient outcomes, as well as required processes
- Assess the care and services provided, including the appropriateness of the care and services within the context of the certification requirements
- Visit patient care settings, including inpatient units, outpatient settings, emergency departments, imaging, rehabilitation, remote locations, satellites, etc. associated with the center
- Review clinical records, staff records, and other documentation necessary to validate information gained from observations and interviews