Methodist Sugar Land receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients based on nationally accepted standards and recommendations, according to a hospital press release. The time it takes to receive treatment after a stroke has a direct impact on lasting effects on an individual.
The award shows Methodist's "commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care and addressing the important element of time," said James Ling, medical director of the Methodist Sugar Land Stroke Program, in the release.
Methodist scored in the 85 or higher percentile for adherence to the Stroke Quality Achievement indicators. Some of the included measures are aggressive use of medications and reducing drug and smoking cessation which seek to reduce death and disability.
The hospital is also a recipient of the Stroke Honor Roll for improving stroke care. The hospital has been vigilant in its treatment of strokes and reducing the chances of major disabilities and death resulting from them.
The hospital is at 16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land.
For more information on Methodist Sugar Land, visit www.methodistsugarland.com or call 281-274-7500.
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