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. 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 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 December of 2007, where three surveyors 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. Please refer to our Stroke Quality Report Card to see how we are doing.
If you have any questions about our stroke program, please contact Angela Clubb, Stroke Program Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .