Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly Orange Regional Medical Center, has received full certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as a Primary Stroke Center.

“Achieving full certification shows commitment to excellence,” Kavneet Kaur, MD, MPH, Neurology Services Medical Director at Garnet Health Doctors and Stroke Program Medical Director at Garnet Health. “It helps demonstrate to our community that we are using the right equipment, personnel and training to quickly assess and treat strokes performing at the highest level.”

The DNV Primary 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 spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

Garnet Health Medical Center is one of only two designated stroke centers in Orange County by the New York State Department of Health. It is a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines from the latest scientific evidence. 

Additionally, Garnet Health Medical Center received Healthgrades 2020 Stroke Care Excellence Award™, was named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2020 and is a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020).

Garnet Health Medical Center offers a stroke support group that meets virtually on the 4th Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact Stroke Program Coordinator, Suzanne Geraci, BSN, RN, at 333-1507.

About DNV

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Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably. 

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Garnet Health Medical Center features seven floors of state-of-the-art technology and provides 383 beds and employs approximately 3,300 healthcare professionals.

In addition to inpatient services, highlights of Garnet Health Medical Center include a cancer center and a five-story outpatient services building on the main campus, featuring Garnet Health Doctors with primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and more. Garnet Health Medical Center is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing; a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; and its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has achieved Stage 7 which is the highest level on HIMSS Analytics’ EMR adoption model. Garnet Health Medical Center is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Medical Center Foundation and Garnet Health – Catskills Foundation.

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