Legacy's nationally accredited stroke program is a leader in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. We work with emergency services and other health care providers to identify new ways to deliver efficient and effective stroke treatment that results in excellent patient outcomes.

Joint Commission certification  

"The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. 

Achievement of certification signifies that the services provided have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes."

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. This accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

We're proud of the fact that the Joint Commission has designated all five Legacy adult hospitals - Emanuel, Good Samaritan, Meridian Park, Mount Hood and Salmon Creek - as Primary Stroke Centers.

American Heart Association "Get With the Guidelines" recognition

Get With The Guidelines® is the premier hospital-based quality improvement program for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. It empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.

Three Legacy hospitals -- Emanuel, Good Samaritan and Salmon Creek -- have received Get With The Guidelines recognition as Gold Plus, the highest level of achievement, and Legacy Mount Hood has received the Silver Plus level of recognition.