Lovelace Medical Center Receives Primary Stroke Center Certification from DNV
ALBUQUERQUE – November 22, 2022 – Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) has received Primary Stroke Center Certification from DNV, demonstrating the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems.
“This Primary Stroke Center Certification gives our community the confidence to know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” said Derrick Cuenca, chief executive officer for LMC. “This seal of approval would not be possible without the collaboration of our medical staff and clinical teams in combination of making the right investments in equipment, and training to quickly assess and treat strokes. Achieving certification validates all the effort we have put into this program and to ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”
The DNV Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is a leading cause of death, killing nearly 130,000 people each year, and is a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Because stroke or “brain attack” effects blood flow to the brain, rapid and effective treatment can save lives and provide the best chance of limiting the extent of long-term damage.
To learn more about LMC and its commitment to providing quality and compassionate care, please visit lovelace.com.
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
Lovelace Medical Center
Lovelace Medical Center (LMC), located in the heart of Albuquerque, is a 263-bed acute care hospital providing comprehensive care, including around-the-clock emergency care, surgical services, non-invasive robotic spine surgery, cardiology, stroke care, radiology and oncology services, including the state’s only Gamma Knife Center for non-invasive radiologic brain surgery. Lovelace Medical Center was recently given a Spring 2021 Grade A by Leapfrog Hospital Safety and received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2022 for the tenth year in a row. It earned Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV for 2022- 2025 by demonstrating excellence in orthopedic surgery, including diagnosis and treatments in spin surgery as well as Primary Stroke Center Certification from DNV for 2022 – 2025 for its readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems. To learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Lovelace Medical Center, visit lovelace.com.