The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have recognized eight Banner Health facilities in Arizona, including two in Mesa, with the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award, according to a press release.
Banner Baywood Medical Center, 6644 E. Baywood Ave., and Banner Desert Medical Center, 1400 S. Dobson Road, both in Mesa, earned the award by meeting certain quality achievement measures and implementing crucial programs and procedures such as stroke education, risk-reduction therapies and dysphagia screening.
Banner Desert and Banner Baywood qualify for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. These hospitals met quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment to within 60 minutes in 50 percent or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA.
According to the AHA and ASA, stroke strikes 795,000 Americans a year, leading to more than 137,000 fatalities. This translates into a stroke death every four minutes
Banner Health is headquartered in Arizona. The nonprofit health care system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 5 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality or heart.org/QualityMap.
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