Geisinger Comprehensive Stroke Centers Recertified

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre recently received recertification from The Joint Commission as Comprehensive Stroke Centers, the highest level of stroke center certification.

The designation recognizes the high level of care that both hospitals provide 24/7 to patients with the severest and most complicated types of strokes. The hospitals have specialized cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, neuroscience intensive care units and the latest advanced imaging capabilities. Patients also have access to extensive rehabilitation programs and support during recovery.

“The recertification of our hospitals is a testament to the ongoing work by our physicians and staff,” said Clemens Schirmer, M.D., director of the comprehensive stroke center. “Strokes require urgent care to restore blood flow to the brain and begin the recovery process. Being recertified as Comprehensive Stroke Centers means we’re being recognized for our continued commitment to providing high-quality, lifesaving care for patients experiencing all types of strokes, giving them the best shot at a full recovery.”

The Comprehensive Stroke Center is supported Geisinger’s systemwide stroke program, led by Anthony Noto, M.D., vice chair of acute care neurology; David Ermak, D.O., system director of acute stroke; Clemens Schirmer, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center; and Lisa Wasko, manager of clinical quality.

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