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UR Medicine Honored for Stroke Care

Friday, July 24, 2015

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UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) highest award for stroke care, including a new designation that recognizes excellence in rapid care that can save lives and improve the quality of life of stroke victims.

In stroke care, time equals brain, said Curtis Benesch, M.D., medical director of the UR Medicine’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. This award recognizes the discipline and training that is required to provide appropriate and timely care to stroke patients and our team strives each and every day to provide the most comprehensive, cutting-edge care for patients from across upstate New York.

This award reflects the commitment of our team to providing the highest level of care possible for our patients who’ve suffered a stroke, said Babak Jahromi, M.D., surgical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. The outstanding group of nurses, therapists, and physicians that we have assembled are dedicated to this common goal.

Strong has been named a Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospitals commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients received the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.

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