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    The Brooklyn Hospital Center Again Earns Primary Stroke Center Designation by NYSDOH

    February 2, 2023

    On January 12, 2023, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) was re-designated by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) as a Primary Stroke Center in the New York State Stroke Services Program.

    Previously, TBHC received a NYS designation as a Primary Stroke Center in 2007. However, a new state law implemented in March 2018 required all hospitals with a NYS Stroke Center to reapply. This time around, institutions were required to receive a disease specific certification from a NYS-approved certifying organization.

    TBHC engaged the well-regarded Joint Commission as our certifying agency, and we are pleased to say that we met Joint Commission’s rigorous standards from an onsite review on October 11, 2022, and have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Stroke Center. 

    “A Primary Stroke Center certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend The Brooklyn Hospital Center for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for stroke patients.”

    TBHC, with its speed of treatment and cutting-edge treatment advances, will continue to participate in the state’s stroke system of care. The Stroke Center consistently earns The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® (GWTG) Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for its best medical practices for stroke and heart care. The Stroke Center team is on call 24/7, and offers thrombolytic therapy and state-of-the-art neuroimaging for all neurovascular emergencies, as well as follow-up care and rehabilitation.

    “Treating stroke quickly and effectively can be the difference between life and death, or even permanent disability. We are proud to reaffirm our commitment to the community once again, in providing a designated stroke center,” says Gary G. Terrinoni, TBHC President and CEO. “We are dedicated to Keeping Brooklyn Healthy.”

    About The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Since 1845, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has been dedicated to providing outstanding health services, education and research. Our focus is ensuring optimal patient care through the use of advanced technology, innovative medical and surgical treatments, and staff expertise. Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, TBHC is a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As Brooklyn’s first hospital, we are proud to be a part of this incredibly diverse community and to be Keeping Brooklyn Healthy.For more information or to make an appointment, visit, or call 1-833-TBHC-NOW (1-833-824-2669).