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Latest American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stories

2013-12-23 08:24:25

DALLAS, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Most Powerful Voices gospel singing competition, presented in conjunction with television network UP, returns in search of dynamic gospel performers who will raise stroke awareness -- particularly in the African-American community -- through the power of music. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-10-29 00:21:52

DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know how to recognize a stroke? Would you know what to do if someone -- or you -- had one? To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62321-world-stroke-day-survey-prepare-for-stroke-emergency (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131029/MM04194) Many people don't, and 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year. In a recent American Heart...

2013-10-09 23:21:50

Abington Memorial Hospital has been recognized for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke quality improvement program. Abington, PA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Abington Memorial Hospital, a Gold Plus level recipient, is among 853 hospitals receiving a Get With the Guidelines–Stroke award this year. More than 1,000 hospitals received awards for their...

2013-09-05 23:01:38

It's one of only seven hospitals in Pennsylvania and 56 nationwide. Abington, PA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH) is one of seven hospitals in Pennsylvania and one of only 56 in the nation to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Complex Stroke Centers are recognized as industry leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in highly-specialized...

2013-08-30 12:37:35

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Policy Statement Several key elements in systems of care can reduce stroke deaths and disabilities, according to a new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association policy statement published in its journal Stroke. Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, every 4 minutes someone dies of a stroke. The policy statement addresses patients' care from...

2013-08-14 23:03:19

The Joint Commission awards hospital Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Abington Health Lansdale Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of this certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Lansdale Hospital underwent a rigorous...

2013-07-19 23:01:14

Capital Health meets new Joint Commission Advanced Stroke Designation. The new designation is available only to elite stroke centers that meet the Joint Commission's highest standards required to provide complex stroke care. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Capital Health Regional Medical Center has attained Advanced Certification from The Joint Commission for its Comprehensive Stroke Center, a new designation available only to elite centers that meet the Joint Commission’s highest...

2013-05-07 23:26:45

Award demonstrates the New York Hospital's commitment to quality care for stroke patients. Mt. Kisco, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Northern Westchester Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association´s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Northern Westchester Hospital´s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. To receive...

2013-05-02 20:22:22

Award demonstrates The Medical Center of Aurora's commitment to quality care for stroke patients AURORA, Colo., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines(®)-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes TMCA's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. To receive the...

2013-05-02 08:37:37

Certification Recognizes CDH as an Industry Leader Providing Highly Specialized Care for Complex Stroke Cases WINFIELD, Ill., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), a member of Cadence Health, has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission's standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. The Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center...