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2014-07-28 20:24:37

Stroke is the number four cause of death in the United States SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center announced today that it has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult...

2014-05-21 08:26:15

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Ad Council release new PSAs and Spanish version of the F.A.S.T. App as part of American Stroke Month in May DALLAS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul George, swingman of the Indiana Pacers, is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about F.A.S.T. -- an acronym used to describe common stroke signs and reinforce the need to call 9-1-1 for stroke. To view the...

2014-05-15 23:04:09

Hoboken University Medical Center Receives Gold Plus Status; Recognized for Implementing Specific Quality Improvement Measures Outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that Hoboken University Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the 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...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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