Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Scottsdale Campus received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to a press release.
On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
“Abrazo Scottsdale Campus continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients,” said David Tupponce, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus CEO, in a prepared statement.
The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work and our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely.”
The award recognizes Abrazo Scottsdale Campus’ commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 E. Bell Road in Phoenix, also met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department, the release states.
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