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In May 2013, the Joint Commission designated the Duke Stroke Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Duke had previously been recognized as a Primary Stroke Center since 2005. The new accreditation is the result of a rigorous on-site review by the Joint Commission and recognizes Duke’s ability to provide the highest level of specialized care to stroke patients, from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation.
The designation also recognizes the seamless integration and teamwork among a wide range of specialists who care for stroke patients, from offering state of the art preventive therapies through emergent treatment to prevention of a recurrent stroke and well into rehabilitation. There are currently less than 50 hospitals in the country with a Joint Commission designated Comprehensive Stroke Center.