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May 15th, 2020

Methodist Hospitals Stroke Program Awarded HFAP Thrombectomy Certification

Gary, Indiana – May 15, 2020 – Methodist Hospitals has been awarded Thrombectomy Certification by HFAP, the nation’s original independent accreditation program.  This recognizes Methodist Hospitals’ expertise and experience in providing high-quality, high-level stroke care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

“Methodist Hospitals clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Meg Gravesmill, CEO of AAHHS, HFAP’s non-profit parent company. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough onsite review of the stroke program against standards for organizational operations and clinical services that drive patient safety and continuous quality improvement.  Methodist Hospitals has earned the distinction of HFAP certification by successfully meeting those standards.”

“Thrombectomy is an emergency procedure to remove a blood clot from inside an artery or vein. It can increase the survival rate for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke, reduce the likelihood of prolonged disabilities, and speed recovery of function. Not all hospitals have the capacity to offer timely thrombectomy,”said Matt Doyle, Methodist Hospitals Interim President and CEO.  “We are proud to be HFAP-certified as a Thrombectomy Stroke Center for our ability to provide this effective treatment to patients in our community”.

About Methodist Hospitals 

Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years.  Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.

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About HFAP:
HFAP is a nationally recognized program of AAHHS, offering accreditation and specialty certifications to serve a range of healthcare organizations. Originally established in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accreditation program in the United States. HFAP holds deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also is recognized by state governments and regulatory bodies, and insurers.  HFAP’s mission is to be the valued partner for healthcare organizations committed to improving their quality of care, through accreditation/certification standards and continuing education, with a focus on advancing the health and welfare of their communities. For more information, visit www.hfap.org.

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Media Contact
Linda Hadley
Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications
219-886-4779
lhadley@methodisthospitals.org

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