BSA Earns Primary Plus Stroke Center Certification

AMARILLO, TX (May 30, 2023)— BSA Health System announces that it has received certification from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare Group (DNV) as a Primary Plus Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical emergencies.

“Earning this certification allows our community to know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” said BSA Chief Medical Officer Michael Lamanteer, M.D. “This designation reflects our combination of the right equipment, personnel and training to quickly evaluate and treat patients presenting with stroke. Achieving certification validates all the effort we have put into this program and our commitment to the health and safety of our patients.”

The DNV Primary Plus Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association. This certification affirms that the BSA Stroke Center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, thrombectomy intervention, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

“Achieving certification shows BSA’s standard of excellence,” said BSA Vice President of Cardiovascular Services Matt Parker. “This designation indicates BSA as the only thrombectomy-capable certified facility in the region.”

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term adult disability. Rapid and effective treatment can save lives while providing the best chance of limiting the extent of long-term damage.

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