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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award


Janet Leatherwood, CNO; Maria Socci, Stroke Program Manager; Dr. Shukla, Medical Director of the Stroke Program, Chris Siebenaler, CEO and Diane McGraw, Director of Quality Management.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award addresses the important element of time,” said Amitabh Shukla, M.D., Medical Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Stroke Program.

Get With The Guidelines–Stroke uses the “teachable moment,” the time soon after a patient has had a stroke, when they are most likely to listen to and follow their healthcare professionals’ guidance. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital reduce their risk of a second stroke.

The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format and are available in English and Spanish. In addition, the Get With The Guidelines Patient Management Tool provides access to up-to-date cardiovascular and stroke science at the point of care.

“The time is right for Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to be focused on improving the quality of stroke care by implementing Get With The Guidelines–Stroke.

For a physician referral, please call Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281-274-7500, or visit MethodistSugarLand.com. For more information about Get With The Guidelines, visit www.heart.org/quality.

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