Manteca and Modesto hospitals awarded honors for stroke and heart disease care
Kaiser Permanente’s Manteca and Modesto medical centers were recently recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for their life-saving protocols used to care for patients with heart disease and stroke.
The Modesto Medical Center received the AHA/ASA’s top stroke care honor, the Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, with special Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll recognition. The award recognizes facilities that achieve 85 percent or higher compliance for two consecutive years with the AHA’s nationally recognized stroke care guidelines. The additional honor roll designation acknowledges the medical center’s “Stroke Alert” program, and the average time stroke patients receive TPA, a medication that lessens the chance of permanent disability from stroke.
“With stroke, every second counts,” said Feng Hua, MD, neurologist and physician champion for the CVA’s stroke program. “The faster we can identify and begin treatment on stroke patients, the better the overall outcome will be.”
The Manteca Medical Center received two awards from the AHA/ASA: the Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, and the Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award. Each of these recognizes compliance with nationally recognized care guidelines over a period of at least 12 months.
“Our doctors and nurses work very hard every day to provide the best care to the patients in our hospitals,” said Jerry Grandon, RN, Area Quality Leader. “These accolades from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are a testament to their commitment.”