Los Robles Hospital Named Best Hospital for Stroke Care
November 22, 2011
(THOUSAND OAKS, CA) – Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center recently earned national recognition by being named a Get With The Guidelines 2011Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award winner by the American Heart Association & the American Stroke Association. It is their highest rating available.
The award recognizes the hospital’s efforts to keep care consistent with the latest scientific guidelines developed within the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines program.
Get WithThe Guidelines is a hospital-based quality-improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations.
"Healthcare providers who use Get With The Guidelines are armed with the latest evidence-based guidelines and immediate access to clinical decision support, using a set of tools that have been shown to improve delivery of evidence-based care. The goal of this initiative is to improve the quality of life and help reduce deaths and disability among patients with heart disease and stroke," stated Lee Schwamm, M.D., national chairman of the Get With the Guidelines steering committee, associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chairman of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is the only Primary Stroke Center in Ventura County. "“Being honored for excellent patient care is the best recognition a hospital can receive," commented Lynne Blackwell, BSN,MBA,CCRN-CSC, Stroke & Heart Failure coordinator at Los Robles Hospital.
"We are proud to be a part of a program that empowers our healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations."
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is a licensed 359-bed acute care facility dedicated to serving the residents of Ventura County, the Greater Conejo Valley and its surrounding communities. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is the only hospital in Eastern Ventura County designated as a Level II Trauma Center, the only hospital certified by both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties as a STEMI-designated heart attack center for rapid heart attack response, and the only Primary Stroke Center.
For further health information, visit losrobleshospital.com