Guthrie Corning Hospital Receives Primary Stroke Center Accreditation

January 18, 2023

Guthrie Corning Hospital has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.

The designation is given to hospitals providing the critical elements of stroke care to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. The hospital must adopt a set of standardized performance measures, with data collected and submitted to the Joint Commission quarterly. 

This is the first time Guthrie Corning Hospital has received this designation by the Joint Commission. The hospital is already certified as a Primary New York State Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health. 

“This stroke center designation is the result of consistent hard work from our caregivers to provide the highest quality care for our patients,” said Felissa Koernig, SVP, President, Guthrie Corning Hospital. “It is another example of why members of our community can feel confident turning to Guthrie for the care they or their loved ones may need.” 

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.