Advanced Certification

The St. John Heyman Stroke Center is the only Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center in eastern Oklahoma.

The St. John Heyman Stroke Center is eastern Oklahoma's only Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center. This advanced certification recognizes hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to treat patients with the most complex strokes. The Heyman Stroke Center is part of an elite group of providers, the top 10 percent of stroke facilities in the country, focused on complex stroke care and recognized as industry leaders, responsible for setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care.

Research from the American Stroke Association shows patients at certified comprehensive stroke centers receive a higher quality of stroke care, more quickly and with fewer complications. They also spend less time in the hospital and less time in rehabilitation. Comprehensive stroke centers also experience reduced costs, morbidity and mortality, and provide a safer environment that results in better patient outcomes.

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations in the U.S. The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is nationally recognized. For more information or to report a concern, please visit