HOUSTON (August 17, 2023) – St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital has earned redesignation as a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The designation is the highest a hospital can earn from DSHS for stroke care.
“This recognition speaks to the expert care delivered every day from our remarkable team of caregivers and support staff,” said Jim Parisi, president of St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital. “This is yet another reason why our communities can trust St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands for treatment of even the most complex stroke cases.”
The designation from DSHS recognizes St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital for its commitment to delivering safe, high-quality stroke care based on evidence-based protocols and a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment, management, and rehabilitation of stroke patients.
“Your hospital is commended for its commitment to quality care and the commitment to achieve and maintain a Comprehensive (Level I) designation,” said Timothy Stevenson, associate commissioner, Consumer Protection Division, Texas Department of State Health Services. “Congratulations to you and your staff for the vital role the hospital provides to your community.”
The Comprehensive Stroke Center at St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital, a DNV-Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, recently also received 2023 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll awards from the American Heart Association.
This DSHS designation is valid for a three-year period, expiring September 1, 2026.
About St. Luke’s Health
St. Luke’s Health is home to 16 hospitals covering Houston, Brazos Valley, Brazosport, and Lufkin and includes Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the research and teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine. St. Luke’s Health is also home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), the top-ranked heart center in Houston, and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, a nationally ranked NCI-designated cancer center. Its integrated network of care includes more than 380 employed and 1,600 clinically aligned network providers, and more than 21,000 employees, providers, interns, and volunteers delivering high-value, nationally-ranked quality care within a Christian ministry of healing. St. Luke’s Health is a member of CommonSpirit Health, a national nonprofit, Catholic health system with more than 140 hospitals covering 21 states and delivering care to more than 12.3 million patient visits annually. Learn more at stlukeshealth.org.