Valley Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Delivering advanced stroke treatments quickly and safely
Valley earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Because stroke patients lose 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.
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability
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 United States. 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. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke reinforces our team’s hard work.
Know the signs of stroke FAST
It’s important for everyone to be able to recognize the signs of stroke so care can be given quickly. Learn or give yourself a refresher about the signs of stroke by watching this short video by Valley’s Stroke Medical Director, Michael Previti, MD.