Neurological Institute Awards and Recognitions

Advanced Thrombectomy Capable Certification

We are proud to be recertified as the region’s only Joint Commission Advanced Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center!

In order to receive this special certification, hospitals have to meet rigorous standards set by the Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association.

CHI Health Immanuel has the equipment, technology, and specially trained care teams to perform the latest advancements in stroke care treatment. All CHI Health Neurological Institute locations have been recognized by the American Stroke Association for our commitment and success in implementing higher standard of stroke care.

Providing cutting-edge interventional neurology procedures at Immanuel, and having streamlined transfer protocols from hospitals across our region, allows us to continue to provide the best stroke care in the region.

Six CHI Health hospitals have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.


Award Levels

Gold Plus Awards:

  • CHI Health Good Samaritan
  • CHI Health Immanuel
  • CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
  • CHI Health St. Francis
  • CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
  • CHI Health Lakeside

The award is earned by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

About Get With The Guidelines®

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. 

Comprehensive Stroke Center at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

At our CHI Health CUMC - Bergan Mercy location, we have received the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV. 

Learn more about DNV.