SOURCE: Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

February 27, 2012 11:19 ET

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Earns Gold Seal of Approval From The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers

Recognized for Best Practices and Outcomes, the Certification Underscores Methodist Willowbrook's Commitment to the Community

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - In an ongoing effort to bring superior healthcare to the northwest Houston community, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital obtains certification for its leading Stroke Center. Achieving a perfect score, the hospital is now a Level II Stroke Center with a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.

Together with the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission assesses quality of care and patient outcomes according to strict guidelines for stroke care.

The Stroke Center Certification is achieved when a center exhibits exemplary best practices.

"We are pleased to achieve the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stoke Centers, because our patients and this community deserve nothing less," said Beryl Ramsey, CEO of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Senior Vice President of The Methodist Hospital System.

"The Stroke Center Certification recognizes our commitment to best practices in stroke care. It's representative of the high standards to which we hold Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and the specialized centers on our campus," added Ramsey.

Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. The physicians and support staff at Methodist Willowbrook regularly host health seminars to educate the community on identifying early warning signs, as well as ways to stay healthy.

The Stroke Center Certification comes on the heels of the hospital's recognized accredited chest pain services -- part of the tertiary care encompassing specialized services including open heart procedures and neurosurgery. A critical care team is onsite 24/7.

A not-for-profit hospital, Methodist Willowbrook is part of The Methodist Hospital System and includes a new expansive orthopedic and sports medicine facility and women's and children's pavilion.

To learn more about the stroke care at Methodist Willowbrook, the new services now available and the health seminars offered to the community, go to or call 281-737-2500.