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Aurora BayCare Recertified as Primary Stroke Center

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Green Bay, Wis. - The Joint Commission has recertified Aurora BayCare Medical Center as a primary stroke center.

By recertifying Aurora BayCare, The Joint Commission has recognized it as a center making exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Certification signifies that the services provided at Aurora BayCare have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.

"We are proud that Aurora BayCare has met the national standards for stroke outlined by The Joint Commission and has proven its ability to provide quality care to stroke patients," said James Napier, M.D., board-certified neurologist and medical director of stroke care at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay's east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for over 25 years.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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