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Comprehensive Stroke Care

The Joint Commission certification

The Joint Commission certification means AAMC has demonstrated that its stroke program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. In Maryland, someone is hospitalized for a stroke every 30 minutes and someone dies every three hours, according to the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.

Anne Arundel Medical Center is thoroughly committed to providing our patients the highest quality stroke care centered on current scientific research to ensure continued improvement in treatment. In addition to our Joint Commission accreditation, our Stroke Center Certification has given us the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide for our patients, and help us improve care overall for our community.

Anne Arundel Medical Center displays The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for their Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Displaying the seal signifies that Anne Arundel Medical Center is providing the "next generation of stroke or heart failure care," and will help patients easily identify this facility as one of quality that has surpassed numerous goals in the treatment of stroke. For more information on The Joint Commission and American Heart Association's Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center visit jointcommission.org

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The warning signs of a possible stroke are:

  • sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

When one of more of these symptoms is present, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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