Primary Stroke Centers
Act 4 of 2017, which went into effect August 11, 2017, creates
two additional classifications of stroke care at acute care hospitals. Acute
care hospitals may now be designated as Comprehensive Stroke Centers or Acute
Stroke-Ready Hospitals, as well as the existing classification of Primary
Stroke Centers. The designation shall last as long as the hospital remains
certified by the accreditation organization, unless the designation is
suspended or revoked by the Department.
seeking recognition as a Primary Stroke Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center or
Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital must submit an
application. See the first link below for the application and
more details on the requirements. The second link provides a list
of Stroke Centers which are currently accredited.
The last link takes you to
a Stroke Center Notice that explains details of Act 4,
the process of applying for this designation and information for persons with a
disability who may need this document in an alternative format such as Braille,
large print, audiotape, etc.
Primary Stroke Center Application
Primary Stroke Center List
Primary Stroke Center Notice