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Tufts MC certified as an advanced comprehensive stroke center


After a rigorous onsite review, The Joint Commission has accredited the Stroke Center at Tufts Medical Center as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

This certification means that our Stroke Center has been evaluated and recognized for:

  • Providing the next generation of stroke care
  • Meeting and seeking to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke-related care, including:
    • Advanced imaging capabilities
    • 24/7 availability of specialized treatments
    • Staff skilled in caring for complex stroke patients

“This certification affirms our teams’ commitment to working together and thinking ahead for patients throughout the stroke care continuum,” said Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, Lester Leung. “By bringing together specialists from across the Medical Center, we have created a culture of collaboration and an expectation of excellence, which enables us to provide the highest quality care to patients suffering from a range of cerebrovascular disorders.”

The Tufts Medical Center Stroke Center previously had been recognized for meeting the highest standards of stroke care, earning the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Target Stroke Performance Achievement Award in 2017.

With the accreditation from The Joint Commission, Tufts MC’s Stroke Center now joins an elite group of hospitals that have demonstrated the commitment and ability to provide highly-specialized stroke care to a complex patient population.