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Kearney Regional Medical Center Earns Primary Stroke Certification, Re-Accreditation from Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

Kearney Regional Medical Center has earned Primary Stroke Certification by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the nation’s original, independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“Becoming Primary Stroke Certified shows KRMC’s commitment to the communities we serve in providing high-quality evidence-based care,” said Kearney Regional Medical Center Stroke Program Coordinator Rebecca Hubbard.

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Early recognition is an important factor in the treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients. “Our Stroke Team of physicians, nurses, radiology techs and rehabilitation specialists have worked hard to streamline the treatment of stroke from those life-saving moments in the ER, to the follow-up care afterward,” said Hubbard.

Kearney Regional Medical Center met or exceeded all standards for stroke program accreditation:

  • Program Director has extensive experience in acute stroke
  • Stroke code team arrival at bedside within 15 minutes
  • Lab testing and advanced imaging capabilities available 24/7
  • Access to neurologists 24/7
  • Neurosurgical expertise available or able to transfer patients within two hours
  • Designated stroke unit on-site

HFAP also awarded Kearney Regional Medical Center the “HFAP Seal of Quality & Safety.” This reaccreditation confirms the facility is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.  

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said Kearney Regional Medical Center CEO Bill Calhoun. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community.”For more information about the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, visit