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Adventist Health Ukiah Valley proudly receives Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award

Awards & Recognition, Stroke

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Honor Roll Gold Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines on the latest scientific evidence.

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley earned this award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments which align with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines. In addition, patients also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled and other care transition interventions.

“Our community needs to know that we have an amazing stroke program here at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley. We take pride in treating our patients in a timely manner and excelling in quality and outcomes,” said Amy Larson, Stroke Program Coordinator at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley. “Being honored for providing excellent patient care is the best recognition a hospital can get.”

Additionally, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley received the association’s Target StrokeSM Honor Roll award. 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.

“We are pleased to recognize the team at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley for their commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, MD, national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology and Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley achieved Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This designation signifies the organization’s dedication to achieving the best outcome for patients presenting with symptoms of stroke. With stroke being the leading cause of disability across the nation, early diagnosis and intervention can affect the quality of life greatly.

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Adventist Health Ukiah Valley is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 35,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.

About Get With The Guidelines®

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.