Stroke Program Again Earns the Gold

For the fourth year in a row, NorthBay Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

“Caring for our patients is our No. 1 priority,” said Beth Gladney, NorthBay Stroke Program manager. “So we are proud to have achieved this recognition for following the latest research-based standards for stroke.”

NorthBay Medical Center also received the association’s Target: Stroke Elite award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

“Both recognitions highlight our teamwork and our provider, staff and administrative focus on excellence in care delivery for Solano County,” Beth said.

“We are pleased to recognize NorthBay for their commitment to stroke care,” said Eric E. Smith, M.D., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee.