Stroke Program Successfully Passes Joint Commission Review
Lakeway Regional Medical Center (LRMC) successfully passed a rigorous review including an on-site evaluation by the Joint Commission which earned the hospital Primary Stroke Certification. LRMC launched the stroke program in October under the direction Dr. Darryl Camp, a board certified vascular neurologist.
“When you are dealing with a stroke, any kind of delay can be devastating. The most expedient route to receiving care is of utmost importance,” said Dr. Darryl Camp, Stroke Medical Director. “Earning the Primary Stroke Certification ensures that the community of Lakeway has advanced stroke care available close to home.”
Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death in the United States with more than 795,000 people suffering a new or recurrent stroke each year. In addition, stroke is a leading cause of serious, long term disability with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.
“We are so proud of our team’s focus which has earned us this important certification,” said Sarah Andrews, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator. “We are committed to providing the best possible care to our patients.”
In pursuit of the Primary Stroke Certification, LRMC assembled a team of fully-trained clinicians, including emergency care professionals, neurological physicians and neurosurgeons, radiological services, a full-service laboratory, critical care, medical nursing and therapy services. The team has already successfully treated patients under the specialized protocols.
“We are pleased to have earned this important distinction for LRMC,” said Philippe Bochaton, CEO. “Dr. Camp and his team have worked diligently to ensure a stellar review and have successfully demonstrated compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care. The Primary Stroke Certification underscores our ability to provide timely and effective care to stroke patients.”
About Lakeway Regional Medical Center
Lakeway Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is a state-of-the art medical campus dedicated to the delivery of world-class healthcare. LRMC provides services in emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, general surgery, gastroenterology, women’s health. For more information about LRMC, visit lakewayregional.com or call 512-571-5000.