Stroke Program Receives National Recognition
Sunrise Hospital and the hospital's Nevada Neurosciences Institute (NNI) have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award is the highest level of recognition from the American Stroke Association.
To receive the award, Sunrise Hospital met the American Stroke Association's guidelines for exceptional care for stroke patients.
Sunrise offers the most comprehensive stroke program in the area. The Nevada Neurosciences Institute, which is located on the Sunrise campus, offers specialized neurological care and treatment for strokes, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraines and sleep disorders.
This award, along with our Primary Stroke Center Certification, makes Sunrise's stroke program the leader in the community.
Sunrise Hospital also earned the Target Stroke Honor Role Elite award which means most of our patients receive life-saving clot busting medication to treat acute stroke within 60 minutes.
Carotid artery procedures
The carotid arteries are located in the neck and bring oxygenated blood to the brain. These arteries may develop build-up of cholesterol and calcium over time resulting in the narrowing of the vessel. This can either lead to decreased flow of blood to the brain or even a stroke. Your physician may recommend a procedure to open the artery in order to restore normal blood flow to the brain.
Carotid Artery Stenting
Sunrise Hospital has very experienced cardiologists and neuro-interventional radiologists on staff who perform these procedures.
Sunrise Hospital’s Complication Rate (strokes and/or death after a Carotid Artery Stenting) is 0 percent (from the period of 3/2016 – 3/2017).
Carotid Endarterctomy procedures
A procedure where a physician repairs the artery in the neck by surgically removing plaque from the inner wall of the artery is known as Carotid Endarterctomy. In addition to having experienced vascular surgeons on staff who perform this procedure, Sunrise Hospital’s complication rate following this procedure is 0 percent (from the period of 3/2016 – 3/2017).
In the event of a stroke, get immediate help by calling 9-1-1.