Measuring the Quality of Care of the Stroke Program

The quality of care given to patients at the Cedars-Sinai Stroke Program is continually monitored and reported to the public.

Among the measures of quality care reported are:

  • Demographics
  • Types of strokes
  • Timely administration of tPA
  • Patient education
  • Rehab plans
  • Mortality
  • Discharge destination
  • Improvements in functional independence measures

Other measures of the quality of care given to patients at Cedars-Sinai are measures on a hospital-wide basis.  These include:


Cedars-Sinai's Stroke Program is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission the foremost accrediting body in healthcare in the United States. Awarded to centers that pass a rigorous on-site review and a thorough examination of the program and patient care, the certification recognizes the center's commitment to following national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.