Primary Stroke Center Certification is an opportunity for healthcare organizations providing stroke treatment to demonstrate their commitment to excellence.

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 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

 Contact us for information about Stroke Center Certification for your organization