Stroke Center | Awards & Certifications

Gold Plus Certification

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for its continued success in using Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke and Target:StrokeSM program.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center

Stroke Center Earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

The Joint Commission has designated The Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital as New England and Connecticut’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center. The recognition from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association means the hospital is part of an elite group of hospitals and health care systems that can offer the most specialized stroke care twenty four hours a day, seven days a week with specialized providers who are dedicated and focused on complex stroke care. Comprehensive Stroke Centers are recognized as industry leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in highly-specialized stroke care by meeting The Joint Commission’s meticulous standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is much like being designated a Level 1 trauma center in that it recognizes those hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. Hartford Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in February 2013. Joint Commission experts reviewed Hartford Hospital’s compliance with the Comprehensive Stroke Center standards and requirements including advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, and staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.

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Women's Choice Award 2024

Women’s Choice Award®

Hartford Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, by the Women’s Choice Award®

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