McLaren Oakland was awarded Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of McLaren Oakland ER/Trauma's quality and safety standards.
"McLaren Oakland clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care," said Michael Zarski, CEO of HFAP. "We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. McLaren Oakland met or exceeded standards in every case."
"As evidenced in Oakland County statistics, it is critical that we have a certified stroke center to care for patients presented to our Emergency Center," stated Dr. Tressa Gardner, Director of EMS at McLaren Oakland, whose hard work and dedication to the community helped McLaren Oakland achieve this crucial certification. "We continue to work hard to make sure that we can be there for our community that we serve. This certification will help by expediting care to patients suffering a stroke."
"We're proud to achieve this prestigious distinction," said Dr. Harrison Tong, Director of Emergency/Trauma Services at McLaren Oakland. "By awarding us Stroke Certification, HFAP has recognized our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals."
The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information, go to: www.hfap.org.
McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a full-fledged medical community that includes more than 300 physicians, an inpatient hospital with a range of services including cardiovascular care, cancer services, women's health, minimally invasive robotic surgery, comprehensive orthopedic services, and a state-of-the-art Surgery Center.
McLaren Oakland is a leader in emergency/trauma services and operates 14 satellite facilities throughout northern Oakland County. McLaren Oakland offers AOA approved residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, cardiology, interventional cardiology, critical care, dermatology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, pain management, podiatry, pulmonary/critical care, diagnostic radiology, otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, and urological surgery.