EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — For the third consecutive year, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, the highest possible award. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also was recognized with the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award.
These awards recognize the commitment of Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire to ensure that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines.
"This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely," says neurologist Felix Chukwudelunzu, M.D. "Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. These recognitions further reinforce our team's hard work."
"These are huge achievements for our hospital and stroke program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire," says Angie Gullicksrud, stroke coordinator for Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. "We've made a commitment to turn treatment guidelines into lifelines, and these awards recognize that our stroke patients receive the best treatment possible to meet their needs."
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also has met specific scientific guidelines as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the Emergency Department.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot or ruptures. 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.
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