Friday Favorite: Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Those of us who live near a Mayo Clinic are blessed. After having a stroke at the age of 32, being rushed to my local hospital, and then taken to Mayo Clinic I can attest to the extraordinary expertise that IS Mayo.

Simply said, everything is done right there and no detail goes unnoticed. As a patient, it was reassuring to know that “the complicated” is NOT “complicated” there. I can’t sing the praises of Mayo and my neurosurgeon, Dr. Miller, loud enough. I was so pleased to see Mayo and Dr. Miller recognized this week in our local paper and The Jacksonville Business Journal.  Here is an excerpt:


Mayo Clinic’s stroke center in Jacksonville is the first center in Florida to receive national comprehensive stroke center certification by the Joint Commission, the largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, as well as the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

In achieving the distinction, Mayo joins an elite group of centers throughout the United States focused on providing advanced and complex-level stroke care. To date, only a few dozen medical centers across the country have received this top national certification, which was created in 2012.
Previously, Mayo Clinic in Florida was certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center.

The certification was awarded after a rigorous on-site review that recognized Mayo Clinic’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and highly trained staff that treats patients with complex conditions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

In a press release Tuesday, Dr. David Miller, director of Mayo Clinic’s stroke center in Florida, said, “Receiving the national comprehensive stroke center certification is a testament to the commitment and expertise of the integrated team of doctors, nurses, technicians, therapists and other health professionals at Mayo Clinic who come to work every day to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.”


Thank you, Dr. Miller, for being an expert, being calm, and being a believer  in hope.

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