Caregivers at Providence Medford Medical Center received national recognition by winning the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for heart and stroke quality of care and outcomes.
The award recognizes how hospitals are helping patients by using the most recent research available.
Pawani Sachar, M.D., neurologist at Providence Medical Group-South, discussed Providence Medford's goal to improve response time.
“The standard of care used to be, or the recommendation was, you should get the patient the clot-dissolving medication within 60 minutes. About two years ago that recommendation got tighter, within 45 minutes. We are striving every day to beat those numbers,” Dr. Sachar said.
The team continues to display exemplary work, including recently providing a patient with care in only 29 minutes.
In 2010, proceeds from Providence Festival of Trees were matched with gifts from other generous donors in memory of Carl Brophy to fund the Brophy Stroke Program in southern Oregon. Aspects of this program included developing a stroke network, adding new diagnostic and exam equipment, dedicating staff time to community education on signs of stroke and pursuing a center of excellence in stroke care. Since the beginning, donor support of excellence in stroke care has led to several awards and recognition.
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