Press Release

Stanford Hospital & Clinics Awarded First Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification in the Nation


The Stanford Stroke Center team celebrated their certification with representatives from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association at a special ceremony in November. 

Left to right: Amir Dan Rubin, President & CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics; M.J. Hampel and Mark Crafton of The Joint Commission; Gregory W. Albers, MD, director of the Stanford Stroke Center; and Laura King-Hahn of the American Heart Association.

Original founders and current directors of the Stanford Stroke Center, (left to right) Drs. Marks, Albers and Steinberg 

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