Comprehensive Stroke Center honored for stroke care
The Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center has been honored for going above and beyond in the quality of stroke care.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently presented the center with the 2019 “Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement” and “Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus” awards. The AHA/ASA has recognized the quality of stroke care provided at Michigan Medicine since 2005.
These awards from the AHA are the highest level achievable for stroke care and are made possible through the outstanding care provided by the staff at Michigan Medicine.
To be eligible for the awards, hospitals must adhere to strict guidelines regarding the care the patient receives. Additionally, hospitals must get new stroke patients treated with tPA as quickly as possible. tPA is a clot-busting medication that has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability, if administered quickly.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center is composed of a broad range of disciplines from across Michigan Medicine.