Queen of the Valley Hospital and Inter-Community Hospital were named two of America’s Best Stroke Centers by Women’s Choice Award

Citrus Valley Health Partners’ Queen of the Valley Hospital and Inter-Community Hospital were named two of America’s Best Stroke Centers by Women’s Choice Award. The award signifies that Queen of the Valley Hospital and Inter-Community Hospital are in the top 7% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services.

A stroke center must be certified by the Joint Commission Stroke Certification Program as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and/or Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center to be considered for the award. It is the only award recognizing excellence in stroke care based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.


The methodology used to select Queen of the Valley Hospital and Inter-Community Hospital as two of America’s Best Stroke Centers is unique in that it evaluates 30-day stroke mortality and readmission rates and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. Hospitals must also score in the top 80% of all hospitals in the following areas:

  • Percent of patients receiving Head CT scan results within 45 minutes
  • Percent of patients receiving Thrombolytic therapy
  • Percent of patients receiving Stroke education

To read the complete list of all award recipients, click here.

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