Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon achieved Acute Stroke Distinction status from Accreditation Canada in October 2019.
Acute Stroke Distinction is a rigorous and highly specialized program. Stroke distinction drives high-quality stroke care and ensures that the organization and its members are performing at or above national standards. It identifies critical aspects of excellence in the form of performance indicators and patient management. Having distinction status is an honour and helps strengthen staff recruitment and retention and supports research funding.
Dr. Michael Kelly, Ruth Whelan, and Dr. Brett Graham
“This is a huge accomplishment for our stroke centre and for the people of our province,” says Ruth Whelan, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Stroke services at Royal University Hospital. “This award is shared by all care providers who ensure our patients have access to emergent treatment at the right facility, acute stroke care by the right people and are transitioned to the rehabilitation or community teams at the right time.”
Royal University Hospital is considered a comprehensive stroke centre and supports the other primary stroke centres around the province.