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Waterbury Hospital was recently awarded certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The certification is valid through November 2025.

      This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines developed from the latest scientific evidence.

The hospital achieved this certification by meeting rigorous standards for achieving long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Waterbury Hospital underwent a thorough onsite review by an experienced reviewer from The Joint Commission, a global driver of quality improvement and patient safety in health care. During the visit, the reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including timeliness of stroke treatment, compliance with established stroke care guidelines, and stroke center organization and protocols. The Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.


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Waterbury HEALTH which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates, VNA Health at Home, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center and Access Rehab Centers, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.