Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer Receives National Primary Stroke Care Recertification

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: June 18, 2014

rot1Stroke patients at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer can count on receiving the finest available care.

That assurance follows the hospital recently achieving two-year Primary Stroke Recertification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent, nationally recognized accreditation authority.

“Franciscan St. Margaret Health is once again extremely proud if its physicians and staff, especially Julie Adamczyk-McCrea, R.N., stroke coordinator, for their excellent work in enabling us to receive this recertification, which signifies the excellent care provided in treatment of stroke,” said Tom Gryzbek, hospital president.

American Stroke Association and Brain Attack Coalition standards are followed, which provide hospitals tools for education and support regarding stroke prevention, care and recovery.

The recertification process followed an extensive and objective review of the hospital’s stroke program, which first received accreditation four years ago and will undergo the process again in 2016. HFAP has offered the certification program since 2006.

“This recertification signifies that Franciscan St. Margaret Health has demonstrated and is clearly committed to providing excellent stroke care to its patients,” said Josh Prober, HFAP chief executive officer. “Hospitals that have established stroke centers have demonstrated improved treatment, better patient outcomes, and reduced costs. Moreover, Primary Stroke centers have the required infrastructure and protocols in place to stabilize and provide rapid and evidence-based care to acute stroke patients,” he added.

For more information about the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, visit

Stroke Warning Signs
Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body.
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding.
Sudden trouble seeing.
Sudden trouble walking; dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
Sudden severe headache, with no known cause.
Source: National Stroke Association