The five hospitals operated by Samaritan Health Services each received recognition for exceptional stroke treatment, the organization announced.
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association distribute the “Get With the Guidelines” Stroke awards to hospitals that “recognize commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Recipients of the awards included Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital.
“These awards represent a tremendous amount of teamwork among our staff and with local emergency responders to provide coordinated stroke care to save brain tissue,” Sarah Vincent, coordinator with the Samaritan Stroke Program, said through a press release. “Our greatest reward is serving our patients. That’s why we’re committed to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines.”
To qualify for the awards, hospitals must meet specific goals in comprehensive stroke care and meet quality measures developed to minimize the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment that reduces the effects and lessens the chance of permanent disability.
|GET WITH THE GUIDELINES STROKE AWARDS|
|• Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.|
• Samaritan Albany General Hospital – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
• Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
• Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
• Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.