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Sunrise Hospital Receives American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance

August 26, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Sunrise Hospital and the Nevada Neurosciences Institute (NNI) have received the 2010 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Sunrise Hospital and the NNI’s commitment and success in consistently implementing the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations for stroke patients. This is third consecutive year Sunrise and the NNI have been recognized at the Gold level.

To receive the award, Sunrise achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Scientific studies reveal that the Get With The Guidelines Program works for improved patient survival.

“Meeting rigorous standards to provide timely, quality care when our patients need it most is a top priority for us. This award, in addition to being a certified Primary Stroke Center, makes Sunrise a stroke leader in our community,” said Sylvia Young, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center was recognized in the ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ issue of US News and World Report for their achievements in the Get With The Guidelines Program.

About Sunrise Hospital:
Now celebrating more than 50 years in the community, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides the most sophisticated, quality healthcare in Southern Nevada. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 14 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the community. As the healthcare leader of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and only comprehensive stroke center, Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and rehabilitation. The hospital also has invested in obtaining new technologies such as the da Vinci Robotic surgery system, Gamma Knife incision-less brain surgery and an exclusive Picture Archiving and Communication System designed to assist physicians in retrieving important patient data. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.SunriseHospital.com
Media Contact: Ashlee Seymour

702-731.8288
ashlee.seymour@hcahealthcare.com

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