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During Nurses Week, May 6-12, we celebrate our Kaiser Permanente West LA nurses for the incredible work they do day in and day out. Our nurses provide excellent care to our members and create an environment where members and their families can thrive.
As we look back, we are especially grateful for the vital role nurses have played during the pandemic and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines. Their commitment to bringing health and healing to our patients has been at the heart of Kaiser Permanente and will continue to help us get through this pandemic.
This year, we are highlighting three amazing individuals at West LA whose work and passion for nursing inspire us every day. Click their names below to learn more about them:
Happy National Nurses Week!
A stroke is a sudden interruption to the brain’s blood supply. Since blood is what carries oxygen throughout the body, having a stroke cuts off the brain from its oxygen supply — which can destroy brain cells. In fact, once a stroke begins, a typical person can lose about 1.9 million brain cells every minute. That means after only 20 minutes, a stroke can kill nearly 40 million brain cells. The longer you wait to get treatment, the more damage a stroke can cause to your brain.
“The sooner you get to the hospital, the better you’re going to do,” explains David W. Schmidt, MD, a neurologist at Kaiser Permanente Washington. “The administration of r-tPA, which is used to dissolve a stroke-causing clot and restore blood flow to the brain, needs to be given soon after the onset of symptoms. The faster we give it, the better the outcome.”
In 2020, the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Read more about this award here.
In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, learn more about strokes by clicking here.
Awards & Recognition for West Los Angeles
Prevention is about staying healthy, and preventing or delaying disease. Wellness is living your best life. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles is here to help you stay healthy and live your best life. There are many things you can do to take an active role in your prevention plan to stay healthy and thrive through all stages of life.