The four awards recognize CHI St. Joseph Health’s commitment to ensuring stroke and heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.
Bryan, TX (PRWEB) - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital (SJHRH) with four awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to compliance with quality measures and delivering rapid and life-saving medications and treatments to their patients.
The SJHRH stroke program was the first Joint-Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center in the Brazos Valley, the hospital is the only hospital in the region that offers endovascular treatment for stroke patients. This means that the hospital is able to successfully treat stroke patients up to twenty four hours following the initial onset of symptoms. This also marks the third consecutive year that SJHRH has won awards for stroke care.
As the region’s first dedicated heart failure clinic, SJHRH offers some of the most advanced heart failure treatments. This marks the second consecutive year that the hospital has won awards for heart failure care, but the first year to win the silver award.
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. This program is used widely by more than 1,500 hospitals across the country, including many CHI hospitals.
About CHI St. Joseph Health: Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.