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Pullman Regional Hospital Earns Acute Stroke Ready Certification

Pullman Regional Hospital

Pullman Regional Hospital has earned Acute Stroke Ready Certification from DNV—an international accrediting body for healthcare organizations. To earn certification, a hospital must meet or exceed evidence-based standards set forth by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Brain Attack Coalition.

“Responding to a stroke is all about time,” said Stephanie Knewbow, Emergency Department Director, a registered nurse, and Stroke Coordinator for Pullman Regional Hospital, alongside Dr. Aaron Scott, the Stroke Team supervising medical doctor. “The saying goes, ‘Time is Brain.’ This certification means we’re able to assess our patients, connect with a stroke specialist, neurologist or neurosurgeon, administer thrombolytics (a clot-busting medication)—when prescribed, and admit or stabilize and transfer our patients all within specific windows of time.”

The attached news brief provides more information about the prevalence of stroke cases in Pullman and how to recognize symptoms of stroke with FAST.

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Follow Pullman Regional Hospital on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more stroke awareness content.