The Saint Alphonsus Neurological Institute is recognized by the Joint Commission's Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO) as a Primary Stroke Center. Saint Alphonsus achieved the certification through demonstrating compliance with rigorous national stroke standards and performance measurement expectations, designed to produce excellent care experiences, maximize outcomes while controlling costs, and improve productivity. Saint Alphonsus was the first hospital in Idaho to obtain this prestigious clinical distinction.
The distinction as a Primary Stroke Center means that the Neurological Institute at Saint Alphonsus offers the best possible care for stroke patients. The Stroke Program is founded on nationally recognized standards that include: highly educated and trained stroke care staff, protocols for streamlined stroke care from the Emergency Department to outpatient therapy, minimizing complications from stroke, and improving outcomes for a better quality of life.