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The Valley Hospital receives national stroke care award

The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality-improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients, according to a news release. Valley earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

These measures include aggressive use of medications and therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

Valley also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke, according to the release.

People who suffer a stroke who receive the drug within three hours of the onset of symptoms may recover quicker and are less likely to suffer severe disability.

By | 2014-10-30T00:00:00-04:00 October 30th, 2014|Categories: New York/New Jersey Metro, Regional|0 Comments

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