The Hospitals of Providence earns top award for commitment to stroke care

Aug 30, 2021

EL PASO, TX – The Hospitals of Providence is once again being honored and recognized for their commitment to provide high-quality stroke care. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award was awarded to the Sierra Campus and Transmountain Campus and Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award to the East Campus.

The Hospitals of Providence earned this recognition by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

“This recognition is a true testament to our team’s dedication to provide a higher standard of care to our stroke patients and to ensure the best possible outcomes,” said Rob Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus. “As a Level 1 Comprehensive Stroke Center, our commitment to our patients and our community remains steadfast and to once again be recognized as the best for excellence in stroke care reaffirms our team’s passion to provide exceptional stroke care.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable through early intervention and lifestyle alterations.

“We are incredibly proud of our teams for once again being recognized for the outstanding level of care they are providing stroke patients,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence. “Every day our team is providing life-saving stroke care and getting our patients back to the life and activities they love and enjoy.”

In addition to this achievement, the Sierra Campus is proudly recognized as a Comprehensive Level 1 Stroke Center – offering state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. From the time a stroke patient arrives in the emergency room, a dedicated team is ready to begin life-saving care. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides stroke patients with advanced rehabilitative care and expertise to promote recovery and increase functionality. Additionally, the Sierra Campus continuously offers stroke prevention education to the community through various community events and hosts a virtual Stroke Support Group for caregivers and survivors the second Wednesday of every month.

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