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CMH Primary Stroke Center

In March of 2008, Calvert Memorial Hospital was designated a Primary Stroke Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) recognizing that CMH meets or exceeds the requirements set by the state for effectively treating strokes.  In May of 2013, the hospital was re-designated as a primary stroke center for a five year period. This designation assures stroke patients that CMH is using the latest and best therapies and treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes.

In addition, the designation permits Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to transport apparent stroke patients to CMH over a non-designated center.

To receive the re-designation as a Primary Stroke Center, Calvert's program went through a rigorous application process and submitted data on stroke admissions, treatment plans and outcomes. The final step was an onsite inspection by the MIEMSS survey team in June 2013, where a surveyor evaluated our processes, interviewed staff and looked at our outcomes.

We are continually working to improve patient care and outcomes. In 2007, CMH joined the national database 'Get with the Guidelines' (GWTG) sponsored by the American Heart Association. This allows us to measure our performance against the best hospitals in the country.  CMH for the last four years has received the Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association. This is the highest award that a hospital can achieve.  If you have any questions about our stroke program, please contact Judi Jones, Quality Outcomes Coordinator at ext. 4759 or via email at jgjones@cmhlink.org.

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