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Hillcrest Hospital Receives American Heart Association Award

The award recognizes the hospital's compliance with national stroke guidelines

Hillcrest Hospital has received an award from a national organization for its treatment of stroke patients.

The American Heart Association recently gave Hillcrest its "Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement" for its compliance with national guidelines in providing high-quality care and treatment to those who suffer strokes.

"Get With The Guidelines - Stroke helps Hillcrest Hospital’s staff develop and implement acute and secondary prevention strategies to improve patient care and outcomes," according to a hospital statement. "The quick and efficient use of guideline procedures can improve the quality of care for stroke patients and may reduce disability and save lives."

Hillcrest was also named a "Target: Stroke Honor Roll" recipient.

According to the AHA, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Paula Banas February 14, 2013 at 12:34 AM
I work for the clinic and would love to work at Hillcrest!

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