Medical City Fort Worth has been recertified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC), the highest level of certification for stroke care, the hospital said in a news release.

CSC certification ensures that Medical City Fort Worth has the personnel, infrastructure, and expertise to diagnose and treat stroke patients who require intensive medical and surgical care, specialized tests or interventional therapies, the release said.

As part of the process, Medical City Fort Worth underwent a rigorous on-site review in May, confirming its ability to effectively treat the most complex stroke cases.

"Medical City Fort Worth is dedicated to providing the best care possible for patients who present at our hospital with stroke symptoms,” said Jyric Sims, CEO, Medical City Fort Worth. “The certification validates these efforts and ensures that we are following the highest standards to ensure that stroke patients have the best outcome possible.”

The news release said Medical City Fort Worth was the first hospital in Tarrant County to earn the CSC designation in 2013. Recertification lasts for three years and includes regular site visits to ensure continued compliance

Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care.

Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center, the hospital release said. The hospital is a Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence and in also Blue Zones Project workplace.

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