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Stroke Care Facilities
There are different ways that stroke care facilities can demonstrate their commitment and ability to treat stroke and to provide rehabilitation support.
Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers
The Joint Commission is an independent organization that awards a Certificate of Distinction to primary stroke centers and comprehensive stroke centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better patient outcomes related to stroke care. These certification programs were developed in collaboration with the Brain Attack Coalition. This is a searchable database of the more than 1,100 Stroke Centers that have been certified by The Joint Commission.
CARF is an independent agency that accredits rehabilitation providers who meet a rigorous set of guidelines for service and quality. CARF-accredited facilities found provide rehabilitation support for a variety of conditions and may or may not provide stroke-specific care. This is a searchable database containing CARF-accredited providers.
Stroke Center Network Members
Members of National Stroke Association’s Stroke Center Network exhibit a strong and clear commitment to providing quality stroke care at their facilities. Members represent a wide range of organization types and capacity related to the stroke care they provide.