American Heart Association honors Comprehensive Stroke Center
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Stroke Center has again been honored for going above and beyond in the quality of stroke care.
The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association recently presented the center with the 2016 “Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement” and “Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus” awards. The AHA/ASA has recognized the quality of stroke care provided at U-M since 2005.
“These represent the highest level of awards and are another testament to the outstanding stroke patient care provided by a multitude of staff across the institution,” says Jenevra Foley, CSC operations director.
To be eligible, hospitals must adhere to strict guidelines, designed to get new stroke patients treated with tPA as quickly as possible. tPA is a clot-busting medication that has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability, if administered quickly.
The CSC includes a skilled team from a variety of departments including emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery and neurointerventional radiology.