The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently recognized seven Sutter Health affiliated hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network for providing a high level of stroke care.
The following hospitals received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence:
- Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (Summit Campus, Oakland)
- California Pacific Medical Center (Pacific Campus, San Francisco)
- Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley)
- Memorial Medical Center (Modesto)
- Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (Burlingame)
- Sutter Medical Center (Sacramento)
- Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
Additionally, these network hospitals also earned Target Stroke Honor Roll recognition—with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital receiving Elite Plus Honor Roll status. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
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 and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million people since 2001.
Each of the honored hospitals are designated by The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers and serve as a resource available to patients needing stroke-related services.