International Stroke Center Certification

The pinnacle of stroke care

Worldwide, stroke is the second leading cause of death & third leading cause of disability

When someone suffers a stroke, time is critical. Hospitals and healthcare providers need to be prepared to coordinate care quickly and efficiently.

The AHA developed Stroke Center Certification to help hospitals create an integrated and collaborative approach to stroke care. Improving outcomes and survival from stroke in your community, reducing errors and helping your hospital stand out.

An impact as high as the achievement

Stroke Certification is a sign that demonstrates your hospital is part of a coordinated care delivery system built on evidence-based guidelines that standardizes and elevates all levels of stroke care.

An elite community of Stroke Centers:

At Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers best-practices strengthen all patient care, and every part of hospital works to orchestrate treatment together for the best outcome.

A Certified Stroke Center can expect:

  • Integration of stroke care delivery across service lines.
  • Alignment with best practices to improve efficiency, improving clinical and financial outcomes.
  • Better outcomes for stroke patients, using a systemized, evidence-based approach.
  • Identification of gaps to reduce variations in care.
  • Alignment with industry leaders in stroke care.
  • Ongoing support from the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Stroke Association (ASA), and local organizations, brands consumers recognize and trust.

AHA/ASA local collaboration

Local stroke organizations and health authorities are critical integrate evidence-based best practices and improve stroke systems of care.

World Stroke Organization Registry of Stroke Care Quality
SITS Angels - Leave your Legacy

Gold Standard Leadership, Learning and networking opportunities:

Hospitals that succeed join an elite community of committed healthcare centers driving national and global conversation about stroke care. Stroke Center certification not only supports integrated, guidelines-based care, but can raise the profile of your hospital within the community and healthcare sector.

Professional Tools & Education 

Professional Development 

 Networking and Mentorship

 Research Publication

 Local, National, International Benchmarking

Public Awareness

 Competitive Edge in Recruiting


Patient Education, Secondary Prevention Tools


Professional Tools And Education

Following evidence-based guidelines improves outcomes. These tools and resources make it easier to provide consistent quality care.

Our workshops and webinars provide an easy way for professionals to learn the latest treatment guidelines from our experts.

Healthcare Certification Network

Our Online Community for Certified Hospitals

Here you can find support, resources, and the ability to ask questions and receive answers from other experts in the field.

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