EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a period of two years.
“This is a huge achievement for our hospital and stroke program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire,” says Angie Gullicksrud, stroke coordinator. “We’ve made a commitment to turn treatment guidelines into lifelines, and this award recognizes that our stroke patients receive the best treatment possible to meet their needs.”
“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” says neurologist Felix Chukwudelunzu, M.D. “Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.”
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also has met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the Emergency Department.
“The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire for its commitment to stroke care,” says Paul Heidenreich, M.D., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and professor of medicine at Stanford University. “Research has shown there are benefits to patients who are treated at hospitals that have adopted the Get With The Guidelines program.”
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
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