Aurora BayCare earns stroke care award
Tue, Sep 8, 2020
BayCare Clinic’s health care partner, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, again has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its exceptional stroke care.
The hospital recently earned its third consecutive Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite award.
The award reflects Aurora BayCare’s success in meeting quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of maximizing recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before being discharged, stroke patients also receive guidance on continuing care, including education on managing their health and scheduling a follow-up visit.
“This award recognizes our stroke program’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula receive the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations,” said Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, an interventional neurologist and stroke medical director at Aurora BayCare. “The tools and resources provided help us better track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.
“In addition, Aurora BayCare is the first and only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in northeastern Wisconsin, ensuring we continue to provide the superior stroke care that patients in our region need and deserve,” he said.
Strokes are caused by blockage to a blood vessel supplying oxygen and nutrients to the brain. That loss of oxygen and nutrients impairs the abilities controlled by that area of the brain.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death for Americans, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people have a new or recurrent stroke each year.
About Aurora BayCare
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high-quality tertiary health care, the latest in medical technology and superior service.
About Aurora Health Care
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.