Deaconess Hospital Designated Level 1 Stroke Center

Deaconess Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a Level-I Stroke Center by the Washington State Department of Health.


This recognition certifies that Deaconess is able to provide the highest level of care for stroke patients; 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  Immediate care and treatment are critical and can help minimize the long-term effects of a stroke that include disabilities and even (in rare cases) death.


Formerly a Level-II Stroke Center, Deaconess has added key components to earn recognition as a premier center for stroke treatment - specifically interventional care.  This certification also recognizes Deaconess as a facility with the personnel and expertise to diagnose and treat stroke patients who need intensive medical and surgical care.


"This designation recognizes the quality of care that Deaconess provides and certifies that we have state-of-the-art technology across the board," Dr. Jon Ween, Director of Deaconess' Stroke Center, said. "For our patients, we have expanded our treatment capacity to a full range of stroke care, including the most severe."

Deaconess CEO, Maurine Cate, echoed those sentiments.


"This is a significant step forward for the Inland Northwest community," Cate explained. "Our stroke care team includes specialists in interventional neurology, neurosurgery, and neuro-hospitalist care creating a truly integrated stroke care center. This designation as a Level-I Stroke Center puts us at the forefront of stroke patient care."

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