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Kaiser Permanente’s interdisciplinary stroke program earns gold designation

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This recognizes the facility’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. The Sacramento and Roseville locations also received the designation.

Nurses on the South Sacramento stroke team include a geriatric clinical nurse specialist and ICU, med/surg and ED nursing staff.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association,” said Connie Barnes, RN, MSN, clinical adult services director and a member of the KPSSMC stroke program team. “The stroke committee is an interdisciplinary committee comprised of dedicated professionals. This group of people regularly collaborates to design and implement the standards of stroke care and dedicate their efforts for monitoring the results.”

Connie Barnes, RN

KPSSMC achieved 85% or higher adherence to all GWTG-Stroke Quality Achievement Indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75% or higher compliance with six of 10 GWTG-Stroke Quality Measures.

GWTG-Stroke offers customized patient education materials at discharge to help patients manage risk factors and reduce the risk of a second heart attack or stroke. The Patient Management Tool also gives healthcare providers access to up-to-date cardiovascular and stroke science at the point of care.

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By | 2020-04-15T09:40:13-04:00 June 18th, 2012|Categories: Regional, West|0 Comments

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