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Wrapped In Gold

Alameda Hospitalhas earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Alameda Hospital has been a certified Primary Stroke Center since 2011.

 Alameda Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review this past month. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

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Established in 2003, Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. The certification was derived from the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke” Association. For more information on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Hospital Accreditation Program visit www.heart.org/myhospital.

About Alameda Hospital

Alameda Hospital, located in Alameda, California, is a member of Alameda Health System (AHS), a major public health care provider recognized as a world-class patient- and family-centered system of care. The 251-bed facility provides a full range of emergency care, inpatient and ancillary/outpatient services, long term care, and wellness services. Alameda Hospital has an award-winning Certified Primary Stroke Center, the Creedon Center for Advanced Wound Care and the Bay Area Bone and Joint Center, its newest specialty treatment centers. For generations, it has been the hospital of choice for local Alameda residents and is increasingly meeting the needs of patients from its neighboring communities throughout the East Bay area with personalized, state-of-the art health care.

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