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Medical Centers get stroke designation

Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville and Northwest Medical Center, Springdale have earned the Joint Commission's gold seal of approval as advanced primary stroke centers along with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's heart checkmark. The mark can only be displayed by hospitals that have met all requirements set by the heart and stroke associations.

The two campuses underwent an unannounced on-site review in June. The reviewer evaluated compliance with stroke-related certification standards. The surveyors evaluated program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement including rapid delivery (less than 60 minutes) of intravenous tPA (clot-buster drug). The survey included on-site observations and interviews with staff.

WACO Title opens office

WACO Title has moved to 5265 U.S. 71 South, Suite G, in Pineville, Mo. The office, which opened on Aug. 26, provides a larger location for southwest Missouri customers. The Pineville office is managed by Gary Wasson.

Mercy recognized for patient loyalty

Two Mercy hospitals in Arkansas were recognized by NRC Health as 2019 top 100 consumer loyalty award winners. Hospitals receiving the designation in Arkansas are Mercy Hospital Fort Smith and Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas.

The study surveyed more than 310,000 people in the U.S. and asked consumers about their engagement with health care providers in their community. Hospitals were rated based on seven metrics including access to care, patient loyalty and experience.

Briefs are for businesses in Northwest Arkansas that are new, have moved or closed, opened a new branch, changed .owners or have been honored by an independent organization. Email items to lthompson@nwadg.com. Information will be published as space allows.

SundayMonday Business on 09/01/2019

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