Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Herman Sullivan, MD

“With stroke care, you must not only have the best clinicians with access to appropriate resources but also a well-rehearsed ability to act with the greatest efficiency because of the time-critical nature of stroke,” says Herman Sullivan, MD, medical director of Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences. “This certification from DNV GL validates all the effort put forth by a multitude of personnel to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”

The DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full range of stroke care — diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education — and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.



Muhammed Farooq, MD

“Our exceptional interdisciplinary team — including stroke-certified nurses, rehab staff and providers across the hospital — have led to the best possible outcomes for our patients,” says Muhammad Farooq, MD, general neurology physician at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences.

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is on the forefront of stroke medicine by offering clot busting drugs and clot-removal procedures, such as thrombectomies. Each stroke team creates an individualized plan to address the cause of each patient’s stroke, working with the patient to prevent another stroke from occurring. These advances and personalized care offer patients a better recovery, with greater functioning in daily living.

Achieving certification shows Mercy Health’s commitment to excellence, and it helps demonstrate to our patients that we perform at the highest level.

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Stroke Team


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