June 12, 2018
Hospital recognized for excellence in stroke care for fourth straight year
Orem, UT - Timpanogos Regional Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital for providing exceptional stroke care to its community.
Timpanogos Regional Hospital earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and ensuring other stroke treatments align with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for speeding up recovery and reducing death and disability of stroke patients. The criteria also ensures patients receive proper education on managing their health, schedule a follow-up visit, and receive other care transition interventions before being discharged from the hospital after a stroke.
"It’s an honor for us to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the fourth time,” said Kimball Andersen, CEO of Timpanogos Regional Hospital. “However, we are even more proud knowing this award represents countless lives saved in Utah County. We will continue to do all that we can to ensure each stroke patient treated at Timpanogos Regional Hospital returns home safely to their loved ones.”
Stroke continues to affect families in Utah County and across the nation. Some key national statistics about strokes from the American Heart Association include:
- Someone in the US has a stroke about once every 40 seconds
- Stroke can occur at any age
- Stroke accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths in the US
- Stroke ranks No. 5 among all causes of death in the US, killing nearly 133,000 people a year
- Each year, about 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke
- Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US
To learn more about cardiovascular and stroke care at Timpanogos Regional Hospital, visit TimpHospital.com/service/cardiovascular