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Excellence in Stroke Care: Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in Southern California Receive Quality Achievement Awards

Accolades are from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

July 11, 2017



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PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals received quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The recognition demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to and success in implementing high standards of stroke care by ensuring that its stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations — which can improve the quality of care for stroke patients, and may also reduce disability and save lives.

The Kaiser Permanente hospitals listed all received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards and a place on the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.

“Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California have the expertise, the dedication and the infrastructure to provide outstanding care for complex stroke conditions,” said Navdeep Singh Sangha, MD, who serves as Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s regional telestroke lead and is co-assistant chief of neurology at Los Angeles Medical Center. “These awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association confirm Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to using the latest science to treat our stroke patients.”

“The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize the Kaiser Permanente hospitals for their commitment to stroke care,” said Paul Heidenreich, MD, MS, 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.”

Get With The Guidelines® puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping hospital care teams ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal to save lives and improve recovery time, Get With The Guidelines® has impacted more than 3 million patients since 2003.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 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.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Center Quality Achievement Awards:

Anaheim/Irvine: Stroke Silver Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Baldwin Park: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

Downey: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Fontana: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

Los Angeles: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

Moreno Valley: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

Ontario: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Panorama City: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

Riverside: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

San Diego Zion: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

South Bay: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Woodland Hills: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

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About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.