Corning, NY – Corning Hospital has received the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the 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.
"To be recognized by the Get With The Guidelines program is incredibly gratifying to the physicians and clinical staff who work so hard to develop the expertise required to quickly and appropriately treat patients who have suffered from stroke," said Corning Hospital CEO Shirley Magaña. "Here at Corning Hospital, we're proud to offer this crucial service to our community."
To receive the award, Corning Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the Get With The Guidelines program for 90 days. Guidelines include: aggressive use of medications like tPA; antithrombotics; anticoagulation therapy; DVT prophylaxis; cholesterol reducing drugs; and smoking cessation. The hospital is also equipped to provide brain imaging scans, have neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations, and use clot-busting medications when appropriate.
According to the American Stroke Association, each year approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke — 610,000 are first attacks and 185,000 are recurrent. Stroke accounts for 1 out of every 18 deaths in the U.S.