2018 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award
2018 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award

Primary Stroke Center

Fairview Hospital has been designated by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Obtaining this certification signifies that Fairview Hospital has undergone a comprehensive onsite evaluation and meets strict national stroke care standards as required by The Joint Commission.

Earning this recognition demonstrates that Fairview's stroke program follows national guidelines regarding quality and patient safety, which can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Utilizing advanced technology and innovative treatment options, Fairview Hospital’s specially-trained stroke team provides the highest level of comprehensive care, diagnosing and treating patients quickly and significantly improving health and recovery time.

Fairview Hospital is one of 11 Cleveland Clinic locations to have earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission.

Fairview Hospital receives 2018 Stroke Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Recognition

In 2018, Fairview Hospital’s stroke center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines® Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award. In addition, Fairview Hospital received Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite recognition. These achievements recognize Fairview Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to nationally-accepted standards and recommendations.

Stroke Awareness: BE FAST

In a stroke, every minute counts. Use the BE FAST method to evaluate whether someone may be having a stroke:

B – Balance: Watch for a sudden loss of balance.
E – Eyes: Is there a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes? Or double vision?
F – Face: Ask person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A – Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S – Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T – Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.