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MountainView Receives Stroke Care Award
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MountainView Receives Stroke Care Award

 

A local hospital received an award for its stroke care this week.

MountainView Hospital earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

To receive the award, MountainView Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Achievement indicators for 12 consecutive months. In addition to the Get with the Guideline-Stroke award, MountainView Hospital has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care.

“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and this award demonstrates our commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,” said Will Wagnon, Chief Executive Officer of MountainView Hospital.  “We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols.”

Get with the Guidelines–Stroke uses the “teachable moment,” the time soon after a patient has had a stroke, when they are most likely to listen to and follow their healthcare professionals’ guidance. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital reduce their risk of a second heart attack or stroke.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every three minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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