WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Hospital's exceptional stroke care has has once again been recognized through the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award as well as Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll status.
The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. The hospital has met specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients, for two or more consecutive years.
“We know that each minute without treatment following a stroke can bring devastating consequences on brain function and the ability to recover,” said Dr. Michael Palumbo, Executive Vice President and Medical Director at White Plains Hospital. “This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients in Westchester and surrounding areas quickly and safely,” he added.
According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. 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.
“The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize White Plains Hospital for its commitment to stroke care,” said Dr. Paul Heidenreich, national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. “Research has shown there are benefits to patients who are treated at hospitals that have adopted the Get With The Guidelines program.”