Sparks Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and made the “Target: Stroke Honor Roll.”
The award recognizes the hospital’s work in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. This is the fifth year in a row Sparks has received this honor.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and this award demonstrates our commitment to ensuring patients receive care based on nationally-respected clinical guidelines,” Dan McKay, CEO, Sparks Health System, said in a statement. “Sparks is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps us achieve that goal.” According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Representatives from the American Heart and Stroke Associations presented the award Wednesday (May 27) during an open house and ribbon cutting of the new Sparks Neurology Center located at 1504 Dodson Ave.
Sparks Regional Medical Center is a Gold Seal accredited Primary Stroke Center offering neurovascular medical and surgical care for patients suffering strokes and/or aneurysms. Sparks is this region’s only accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.