Doctors Hospital of Laredo Awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
DHL employees holding The Joint Commission Stroke Certification Plaque

Doctors Hospital of Laredo (DHL) underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in February of 2024. During the visit, a team of reviewers from The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management and clinical care. The Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

Stroke Care at Doctor's Hospital of Laredo

For more information about stroke care at DHL, please visit our Stroke Services page

“Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, Executive Vice President of Accreditation and Certification Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend Doctors Hospital of Laredo for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality and more compassionate care for individuals served.”

“We congratulate Doctors Hospital of Laredo for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, the American Stroke Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for stroke patients.”

“Doctors Hospital is thoroughly committed to providing high quality stroke care centered on continuous improvement in patient safety and treatment, quality care, and clinical standards of care and program management,” said Osama Jamil, MD, Neurohospitalist and Medical Director of DHL Primary Stroke Center. “This re-certification and outstanding achievement reflects our commitment to providing the quality of care for stroke patients, and for our community.”

“Doctors Hospital of Laredo is honored to be awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certificaton from The Joint Commission,” said Andrew Wilson,  CEO of Doctors Hospital.  “Special thanks to Dr. Osama Jamil, Neurohospitalist and Stroke Center Medical Director and Angie M. Alvarez, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator, for their continuous commitment to improve outcomes for stroke patients.”