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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, and CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is paving the way for residents in Katy and west Houston to help beat the odds. CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is pleased to announce its recognition by the Joint Commission National Quality Approval Accreditation as an advanced primary stroke center.

“It is crucial for a patient to seek immediate medical attention at the first sign of a stroke,” says Glenda Self, RN, director of emergency services at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital. “Timing, location of the hospital, and level of services are extremely important when diagnosing a stroke. We’re proud to be the most advanced stroke center in the community where patients can be diagnosed and treated close to home and near their families.”

The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services the hospital provides have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.

The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association. It is based on the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers.”

For more information about CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital’s Stroke Center or to make an appointment, call 281-599-4343.

About CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is a faith-based, Catholic healthcare facility serving the people of Katy and surrounding communities since 2000. The hospital offers a broad spectrum of adult, pediatric, medical, surgical, and obstetrical care, as well as numerous ambulatory services, in a caring environment.

In its 10-plus years, CHRISTUS St. Catherine has earned a number of accreditations and awards, including the Joint Commission National Quality Approval Accreditation; Cancer Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, designation as a Level II Stroke Center by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, the Pathway to Nursing Excellence Award and recognition four years in a row as one of Houston’s Best Places to Work, among many others.

CHRISTUS Health, the hospital’s parent company, is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, employing more than 25,000 people. Like all CHRISTUS Health institutions, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital follows the values and mission set forth by the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio – to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ – and takes great pride in its service to patients and the entire community.